Discover headache prevention methods at the dentist in Prescott, WI
If you have unexplained headaches each day, you may be struggling with bruxism or issues in your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). Dr. Jay and the team at Scenic Bluffs Dental can help patients in the Prescott, WI, area by providing an NTI dental appliance for headache prevention.Request An Appointment
How your oral health contributes to headaches
Your TMJ is the joint that controls your jaw. Just like any joint on your body, it can develop issues due to excess stress. TMJ dysfunction happens when your joint wears out or moves out of alignment, or is damaged by arthritis or trauma. TMJ dysfunction can cause pain and tenderness in your jaw, locking in the joint, difficult or painful chewing, and pain around your ear. One of the most common symptoms of TMJ is a headache, and many people may deal with it for weeks or months without knowing the cause.
Headaches may also be caused by bruxism or chronic teeth grinding. When you clench your jaw and grind your teeth at night, the tension in your muscles will feel stiff and achy, and the soreness can spread through your head and down your neck and shoulders. Dr. Jay can help prevent headaches by crafting you a custom-fitted migraine guard that can reduce tension in your jaw by 70% so you can get deeper sleep and wake up feeling more relaxed.
How NTI bite guards help
Once Dr. Jay has crafted your NTI night guard, you’ll wear it each night to prevent your back teeth from connecting. This will reduce tension in your jaw and eliminate the cause of your headaches. NTI bite guards are a safe and effective way to treat headaches and TMJ issues without the need for drugs or surgery, and many patients notice the difference within the first few nights.
Migraines and headaches can make relaxing next to impossible, and the cycle of stress and tension will perpetuate until you get the help you need. Dr. Jay can evaluate your teeth and jaw to look for signs of TMJ disorders or bruxism and determine if an NTI dental appliance is the right treatment option for your headaches. Contact our office in Prescott, WI, today at (715) 953-0499 to set up a consultation and learn more about how we can help.