What is migraine headache treatment?

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Migraine Headache Treatment in Escondido

You may be surprised, but migraines and headaches can be caused by some oral health conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD). Migraine headaches specifically can be the result of teeth clenching and grinding, known formally as bruxism. Migraine and tension headaches are characterized by intense pain and throbbing in the head, sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea. Dr. McDonald & Dr. Mallakis, our caring dentists, care about how your smile functions and effects your overall health.

At Lifetime Smiles, we provide NTI™ devices to prevent teeth grinding and clenching and therefore reduce migraine and tension headaches. The NTI device is a small, clear plastic device that is worn over the two top or bottom front teeth. Our dentists typically recommend that the NTI device be worn at night, but some patients may also need to wear the NTI device during the day.

The NTI device acts as a protective guard and stops contact of the back teeth to prevent grinding and clenching of the teeth, effectively reducing tension and migraine headaches. The plastic used is strong and durable, yet comfortable to wear at any time of the day. For more information on NTI devices as a migraine headache treatment in Escondido, California, please call us today at 760-747-1811 or click below to schedule an appointment!

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