General Dentistry Headache Treatment

For many patients, TMJ dysfunction can lead to what some believe are debilitating migraines and taking medications such as Triptans. Fortunately,  Dr. Keith G. Lorio in Baton Rouge, LA, offers treatment which has helped patients with these headaches. As a plus, he rarely, if ever, treats these issues with medications.


It can be very difficult to distinguish between headaches. The variety of headaches can arise from a range from vascular, muscular, central nervous system, tumors, etc. Distinguishing between muscular (tension headaches) and vascular (ordinary migraines) can be a serious challenge. These two types are the most common clinically seen headaches.

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There May Be Hope

Dr. Keith Lorio has advanced scientific electronic measuring instrumentation, along with experience and education using the instrumentation, to diagnose and treat many of these headaches. 

The treatment has seldom involved his use of medications. These type of headaches are what some refer to as TMD Migraines.  

Dr. Lorio, along with some similarly trained clinicians nationally and internationally, has helped find relief for patients who have headaches and have been told they had migraines.

When Do I Know If I Need Headache Treatment?

​For patients with headaches or persistent head pain, discomfort can become the new normal. Though any kind of consistent headaches merit treatment, some strong indicators that you may need to see Dr. Lorio include:

Overwhelming Symptoms

Imbalance between the bite, muscles and jaw joint can result in long-term problems. When compounded with debilitating symptoms like vertigo, pain behind the eyes, and nausea, conditions that are thought of as migraines can take an even more significant toll on your daily life.

Failed Past Treatments

Patients with migraines may take medication like over-the-counter pain medicine, only to have the pain return. Some also try triptans or antidepressants, which address their pain but not the true cause of their condition.

Worsened Quality of Life

Headache attacks can keep you from attending big events, going to work, or even just getting out of bed. They can also keep you reliant on medications. If they have impacted your daily routine or quality of life, you don't have to struggle in silence.

Deteriorating Dental Health

An interruption of the balance or equilibrium between the bite, muscles, and jaw joint, (TMJ problems) can wreak havoc on your smile. From worn teeth, gum recession, and even broken teeth, migraine-like headaches caused by TMD may result in lasting dental changes.

Please get checked by your medical doctor to ensure you do not have a tumor, sinus infection, ear infection, disk problem, arteritis, or other underlying medical conditions.

I'm Curious About Headache Treatment TMJ Treatment May Help You

Before patients visit our Baton Rouge practice, we have a convenient quiz that can help them potentially determine if their symptoms line up with the condition.

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We Address the Physiology

Behind Your Headaches

Depending on your case, your headaches may be a result of the relationship of your lower jaw to your upper jaw, along with the muscles of the head, face, jaw, and neck. If that is true for you, then it is possible you’ve only been focusing on the side effects, as opposed the physiology behind your condition.

Instead of taking medications like triptans, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen to alleviate your pain, nausea, and headaches, you can visit a professional who directly treats your jaw relationship. The end goal is headache relief.

Dr. Lorio employs cutting-edge technology and methods to optimize your bite and muscles often associated these TMD migraine and tension headaches.

Our Dentist's Approach Is Bolstered by His Education and Technology

If medications don't work for you, if you're overwhelmed by symptoms, or if you want to treat your headaches and TMD before they snowball, Dr. Lorio offers preventive and solution-oriented migraine treatment. He is one of approximately 20 dentists in the United State with the extent of training in the methods he uses  to help patients with headache symptoms. By choosing him to treat your headaches, you can benefit from:

  • 30 years experience treating patients for headaches and TMD
  • Broad education in various treatment options
  • Care from a dentist who was recognized with Occlusion Connections' therapy-related Triad Emblem
  • Tailor-made treatment in an attempt to help your headaches
  • State of the art technology for treatment customized just for each individual patient’s symptoms

Baton Rouge, LA, Patients Talk About Their Experiences With Dr. Lorio


Alisicia D

Baton Rouge, LA


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I can’t thank Dr. Lorio enough for how he has changed my quality of life. I went in with really bad tmj pain after being told by a doctor that it wasn’t anything serious and to continue taking Tylenol for the pain. Thankfully once I started my appointments and received my mouth orthotic I felt immediate relief! Dr. Lorio is very knowledgeable and his attention to detail is commendable.

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Rachel Gruner

Baton Rouge, LA


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Dr. Lorio has been working with me several months treating my TMJ pain which is nearly resolved.

I cannot give enough thanks to him for helping to alleviate years of pain.

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What May Treatment Do For Me?

Headache treatment strives to:

  • Alleviate the need for medications such as triptans and antidepressants
  • Address your condition's cause, instead of just minimizing the side effects
  • Establish a more optimal jaw, joint, and muscle relationship
  • Relieve muscle tension
  • Prevent long-term damage to the teeth or TMJ joint
  • Show you a respite from pain, nausea, and other symptoms
Approximately 20 dentists in the country have honed their knowledge using the Gneuromuscular Dental/Occlusion Connections 10 Level Master Class Curriculum – and Dr. Lorio is one of them.

How Headache Treatment Works At Our Baton Rouge, LA, Office

If you have headaches, medications may seem like an easy solution – but they are often geared toward the symptoms, not the source. We directly treat you, trying to establish physiologic rest. Thereby, we attempt to address the source.
Approximately 20 dentists in the country have honed their knowledge using the Gneuromuscular Dental/Occlusion Connections Eight Level Masterclass curriculum — and Dr. Lorio is one of them.
Approximately 20 dentists in the country have honed their knowledge using the Gneuromuscular Dental/Occlusion Connections Eight Level Masterclass curriculum — and Dr. Lorio is one of them.

Headache Consultation

Whether you're from Baton Rouge, the state of Louisiana, or across the country, Dr. Lorio may be able to treat you. You'll begin with a consultation, where he will assess your migraine or tension headache symptoms. He may also ask about your past treatments like Botox, medications, therapy, appliances, splints, as well as any medical conditions to get a sense of your treatment history.

Medical Consultation

If you have not already done so, our Baton Rouge office will likely recommend a physician consult to ensure you do not have a tumor, sinus infection, ear infection, disk problem, arthritis, or other underlying issues.

Headache Evaluation

We will evaluate musculoskeletal signs and symptoms which could be contributing to your headaches. Our doctor often uses advanced equipment and imaging to assess your symptoms to determine not just how to help symptoms, but to address the cause of your headaches. If he feels he may be able to help you, he will proceed with the next steps.

Strive to Establish Harmony with the Bite, Muscles, and Joint

We will accurately measure your proper physiologic jaw relationship. Then, we will attempt to draw the link between how your physiology functions and your headache symptoms.


Our office uses highly trained clinical techniques and non-invasive technology in order to attempt to treat your issue with headaches. They are customized to your particular condition.

Track Results

We follow up with your progress and make changes as necessary, in an attempt to help alleviate your headaches.

From Headaches to Dizziness Treatment May Make an Immense Difference

"Dr. Keith Lorio is the GURU of TMJ in Baton Rouge and is a true professional, he stands out in every way among his peers in the world of Dentistry. His success rate, and expertise with headaches, jaw soreness, dizziness, etc. will cure or definitely improve your situation above and beyond all the rest. Plus, he's a really nice guy!! Highly recommended!!" Bob LeBlanc
Dr. Keith Lorio

The Office of Keith G. Lorio, DDS, APDC

Dr. Keith Lorio has helped the community of Baton Rouge, LA, achieve beautiful smiles and optimal oral health since 1993. A member of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and Occlusion Connections, Dr. Lorio offers a number of dental treatments, including:

  • TMD Treatment
  • Migraine and Headache Treatment
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment

To schedule an appointment at our Baton Rouge, LA, dental office contact us online or call (225) 769-4848.

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