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Are you suffering from migraines or tension headaches? Then you know just how painful and debilitating they can be. What if we told you there is a cost-effective, drug-free option that you can use to help reduce or avoid these painful symptoms altogether? Yazdani Family Dentistry can help by customizing a small, comfortable mouthpiece that can help prevent you from clenching your teeth while you sleep.
How does splint therapy resolve headache and migraine pain? When worn, the splint will allow for your jaw muscles and ligaments to relax, therefore, significantly reducing headache triggers like teeth grinding and muscle contractions when worn at night. A daytime splint can also be worn to help angle the bite into a position that can alleviate tension in the jaw and reduce your headache pain.
How We Treat Migraines
To determine if your headaches are being caused by bruxism (teeth grinding) or abnormal muscle contractions, we’ll perform a full examination of your mouth. If a mouth splint is required, we’ll determine which type of stabilization splint is best before taking an impression of your mouth and making a mouthpiece in-house. Once it is created, we will teach you how to use it properly.
When you wear your splint, it will allow your jaw to find a more comfortable position instead of being dictated by how the teeth fit together. This further encourages your jaw joints to slide back into their correct anatomical positions which can help to properly align your jaw and reduce any pain that you may have been experiencing.
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The Benefits of Migraine Treatment
While many people believe a stabilization splint will be uncomfortable or difficult to get used to wearing, it’s actually rather small and unobtrusive, so it won’t engage your gag reflex or cause you any discomfort when worn. And not only can a stabilization splint reduce the triggers that cause your headaches but it can also help you avoid the need for tooth repair due to your clenching and grinding at night. Best of all, it costs much less than prescription drugs and has fewer side effects. That means you’ll get more permanent relief, help maintain the structure of your teeth, and put more money back into your pocket!
Contact us today to set up an appointment to see if stabilization splints may be a good option for you!
We Go the Extra Mile
At Costello Family Dentistry, our team goes the extra mile to ensure that your visit is pleasant and hassle-free. We will take the time to answer any of your questions, address your concerns, and help you understand your insurance plan and finance options related to your treatment. Our team will also submit the claims on your behalf and walk you through your plan so that you fully understand what is covered.
Migraine Pain Prevention
Frequently Asked Questions
We get a lot of questions, naturally, about the wide range of dental services we perform here at our Kanata & Kemptville dental clinics. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Don't see yours answered here? Feel free to reach out to Yazdani Family Dentistry.
It is a myth that only physicians can treat migraines. Ultimately, it depends on what is causing the migraines to occur. The most common dental causes of migraines are bruxism (teeth grinding), and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) which we treat with splint therapy. If migraines are not caused by dental issues, then a physician will need to treat them.
There are a few things you can look for to tell if your migraines have dental causes.
- Pain or tenderness in your jaw
- Aching pain in and around your ear
- Aching facial pain
- Pain while chewing
There are two types of splints we use which are meant for different purposes.
- Stabilization Splints: Prevents teeth grinding and clenching. They cover all teeth and are typically worn at night.
- Repositioning Splints: Corrects bite occlusions such as overbites and underbites. They are typically worn all day, every day.