Jul
17
2012

Migraine Help from the Dentist?

It’s estimated that 25% of the households in the United States includes someone who suffers from migraines. This condition with its debilitating symptoms can wreak havoc on daily routines at home and at work. Dr. Beck, Dr. Morrow and the team at Mt. Tabor Dental empathize with migraine sufferers, offering effective alternatives to dealing with the symptoms.

Common Migraine Symptoms

Contrary to popular belief, migraines are not “just bad headaches.” Migraines are the name of a syndrome that includes a variety of symptoms, which can include:

  • Visual disturbances
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Throbbing pain behind your eyes or in isolated areas of your head
  • Extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell,
  • Tingling or numbness in the extremities or face

Symptoms can vary by person and sometimes by attack, lasting anywhere from many hours to several days, with no relief besides prescription medications that make you drowsy.

Migraines Relieved Through Dental Treatment

Dr. Jim Boyd, an innovative dentist, has developed an oral appliance called the NTI-tss  (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition tension suppression system) through many years of research. This acrylic mouthpiece is customized to fit over your teeth to prevent teeth grinding.

We now know that the nerve complex where many migraines start is the same complex that provides sensation to the jaws and teeth.  By keeping the teeth from contacting in the back of the mouth and preventing clenching and grinding in ones sleep, migraines can be prevented.

FDA Approved Migraine Relief

The NTI-tss is the only FDA approved preventative available to migraine sufferers. There are no side effects and no complicated, surgical or painful procedures required.

Dr. Beck, Dr. Morrow and the staff at Mt. Tabor Dental have been providing this appliance to patients for several years. If you suffer from clenching, grinding, migraines or any other type of head ache pain, Dr. Beck would be happy to help determine if this simple and non invasive treatment may work for you.

 

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