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Face and Jaw Surgery

Migraine pain

11/15/2005

Question:

Dear Dr. I am a mirgraine sufferer and have recently noticed a lot of pain in my jaw, even my gums. I also have TMJ and I am wondering if breaking my jaw and having it replaced would help with migraines. I have heard of some people who have gone this route and never suffered a migraine again.

Answer:

Orthognathic or jaw surgery is not a solution for migraines. The best person to deal with a situation like this would be an orofacial pain specialist or a neurologist.

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Response by:

Guillermo  E Chacon, DDS Guillermo E Chacon, DDS
Formerly:
Associate Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University