These are some excerpts from a informative post titled “Can a Dentist Help People With Migraines?” by Encino, CA. dentist Allan Melnick www.focusedcaredental.com. He makes a suggestion in his post that makes a lot of sense and that is to consult with an ENT doctor first to rule out any medical causes and then schedule an appointment with your dentist.
“As many as 36 million Americans suffer from migraine pain such as headaches, and women are 3 times more likely to suffer from this debilitating pain than men according to the ADA (American Dental Association) .”
“There is now a dental device approved by the Food and Drug Administration that may relieve many migraines or tension headaches without costly drugs or side effects. For the people who suffer from severe tension headaches, migraines, or intense pain from TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) or bruxism,( the grinding or clenching of teeth while sleeping) relief is on the way.”
“Very often those with frequent and severe symptoms may experience increased tooth sensitivity, headaches, debilitating migraines, earaches and chronic facial pain. Pinpointing one specific cause to migraines such as sleep bruxism or TMJ is nearly impossible. Both physical and psychological causes include anxiety, stress, suppressed anger, aggressive or hyperactive personality, or complications from systemic disease or disorder.”
Continuing with Dr. Melnick’s article he recommends a device that many dentists are using that is doing wonders for many of their patients suffering with migraines.
“The small NTI-tss device is made of acrylic resin and can be easily removed since it simply snaps onto the two front teeth. It can be custom made quickly, sometimes within one visit. Worn while sleeping, the intense activity caused by the jaw muscles flexing is reduced by preventing the contact of the lower and upper back molar teeth.”
“More and more dental practitioners are offering this device as part of their practice. In a matter of days you could potentially relieve your migraine pain and other side effects from TMJ or bruxism. With no injections or time-consuming appointments you may be able to fully regain your life, and a good night’s sleep at the same time.”
This is a great u tube interview featuring Dr. James Boyd DDS. explaining the NTI Appliance and the results that some people can expect from using it.
“www.SmileArtsNY.com Smile Arts of NY highly recommends the NTI Device as the a comfortable night guard. Featured on Good Morning America.the NTI appliance can prevent grinding (bruxism), clenching and helps control migraines. Call (212) 537-6923 http
If you have exhausted your medical avenues you may actually have dental migraines. Your dentist may be the one to help you with your migraines. Schedule an appointment and check out the NTI-tss device.