Headaches & Facial Pain

Headaches & Facial Pain

For those who suffer from chronic headaches or facial pain, the cause isn’t always clear. The difficulty of diagnosing the root problem makes finding headache pain relief difficult. If you’ve found little luck treating your pain with things like stress management, medication, or acupuncture, it’s possible your chronic facial pain could be an issue of oral health.

When the teeth don’t fit together correctly, it’s called malocclusion—a poor bite. Malocclusion forces the muscles in your jaw and face to compensate in an attempt to correct the bite. This consistent strain can cause tension, pressure, and pain throughout the face and head. Your headache or facial pain could be a result of malocclusion if you experience:

  • Sore or numb jaw muscles, especially in the morning
  • Clicking of the jaw
  • Lock jaw or other limitations of jaw movement
  • Neck pain
  • Tooth grinding

If malocclusion is to blame, the oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Heartland may be able to help you find relief from your headaches. Surgically correcting your bite will allow your jaw to relax, reducing the stress on your muscles and, in turn, your chronic facial pain.

Why We’re Different

Living with frequent headaches and facial pain can be deeply frustrating. If your pain is a result of malocclusion, corrective jaw surgery may be the solution, and the surgeons at Heartland Oral Surgery can help you find relief. With years of experience and a fierce dedication to our patients, our team will help you return to your life pain-free.

See what people have to say!

Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

“If you EVER find yourself needing an oral surgeon, please make sure his name is Dr. Kenneth Carey at Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. I can not say enough about Doc C! I came to Doc C with a tooth the needed to come out, but then also needing more work done. Dr. Carey’s staff…Mandy, Sarah, Maria, Carey & Kandy just to mention a few, are Amazing!! All of them are very friendly, caring & highly trained & made me feel right at home!
Dr. Carey shows a sincere dedication, only seen in very few doctors. He explains how he can help, and how he will help Doc C is thorough, professional, calming and T.H.E. best at this profession. He treated me just like family. He shows a lot of concern and has a great sense of humor!! So if you find yourself sitting in Dr. Carey’s surgical chair, rest assured you have found the Best!! I would & I do, recommend Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants to anyone and everyone.” -LVL

Facial Trauma & Emergencies

“I had gone to the ER at 5am yesterday morning for worsening swelling and pain in my mouth from a dental abscess. Doc saw me and got worried so they made some calls. Dr. Carey and Heartland Oral were the only ones who would see m on a Sunday. Made the drive there and they were amazing. They are definitely good people who still care for their patients. Highly recommended. If you do see this, once again, Thank you so very much for all you did, Dr. Carey.” -KK

Heartland Oral Surgery

“I like how everyone is super friendly. Good prices without insurance. And I like how they listen and take care of you.” -DR

Heartland Oral Surgery

“I just came to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. I’ve been put to sleep, and completely terrified of the dentist. Dr. Carey and every women in there including his wife make me feel my best self. They calmed my nerves held my hand and actually made me feel like I was in great hands. I can’t express enough how relived I am and blessed to find an amazing surgeon! Thank you again. If anyone is wondering of a good comforting place. Heartland is the place to go!” -HL

Heartland Oral Surgery

“Dr. Carey was very professional about it all. Made sure I was at ease and the nurses were great too. I was talking to them and the next thing I knew I was being woken up. Procedure already done. Don’t have any memory of it and there is hardly any pain considering how many teeth they took out. I will highly recommend them to everyone I know that needs oral surgery done.” -JH

Visit us at our Kearney or Grand Island Nebraska Locations!

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Kearney, NE

516 W. 39th Street, Suite D
Kearney, NE 68845

Phone: 308-865-2577

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7am - 5pm
Tuesday: Closed to patients
Wednesday: 7 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 7 am - 5 pm
Friday: 7 am - 5 pm

Grand Island, NE

908 N. Howard Ave, Suite 101
Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: 308-381-8500

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 8 am - 2 pm