People who suffer from migraines know how debilitating they can be. Many people have to stop whatever they are doing because the pain is too much for them to continue. The headaches can last anywhere from a few hours to nearly a day. At Windsor Hill Family Dentistry, we offer a solution for many migraine sufferers.
Many migraines are triggered by people clenching their jaws while sleeping. Clenching your jaw is something most people do at some time while they are sleeping. For migraine sufferers the clenching, however, is as much as 14 times more intense than a typical person undergoes. Stress can also cause people to unconsciously clench their jaws, resulting in pain in their head, neck and shoulders. The result is that all this can trigger a migraine.
In the past people suffering from TMJ wore mouth pieces to bed, but this often made the situation worse. The NTI-Tension Suppression System is a small plastic device that can reduce the clenching of the jaw. NTI was the first dental device to be certified by the FDA for the prevention of migraine pain. According to the designer of the NIT, 82% of NTI-tss users had a 77% average reduction in migraine events.
The NIT is invisible and worn while you’re sleeping. Studies have shown that it can reduce the amount of tension on the jaw by as much as 66% and as a result reduce the number of migraines. We can also develop one that you can wear during the day if necessary.
Schedule an appointment with Windsor Hills Family Dentistry today and we’ll evaluate you to see if this might be a solution for your headaches.