How can a dentist treat migraines?
As unlikely as it may seem, oral appliance therapy for migraine headaches is incredibly effective!
For many people, migraines are triggered by tension in the facial muscles, which then irritates the nerves. This tension is caused when the person clenches his or her teeth at night. Often, the person is not even aware that he or she is doing it!
We offer an appliance called the NTI-tss Plus. This appliance is worn between your front teeth while you sleep. It holds your jaws apart enough that you can't clench your teeth, which means that the muscle tension is alleviated, and the nerves are no longer irritated. In clinical trials, this appliance reduced migraines by 77% in 82% of the people who used it. We think that's pretty impressive. Plus, you don't have to deal with the side effects of migraine medications, which can include drowsiness and even rebound headaches.
If you suffer from migraines, call our office today to find out if this appliance can help you.