Migraines are associated with excruciating pain in your head, usually manifesting on one side or concentrated in one particular area (even if that means behind the eyes). Without treatment, the discomfort can last for hours. While it is not clear what triggers them, our patients have most commonly related migraines to eating certain foods, poor ventilation, and strenuous activities. Severe headaches can also happen when a patient frequently grinds his or her teeth. This is associated with bruxism and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
When it comes to dealing with migraines, our dentist at Wortley Road Dental may suggest a possible treatment to help manage the muscle strain activity and avoid further development. Sometimes, stress management can help to avoid or reduce pain.
Changing your lifestyle habits and relaxing in an effort to reduce the tendency of teeth grinding can also help you avoid migraines altogether or reduce the severity and frequency at which you experience them. Yet another migraine pain prevention treatment involves wearing dental devices, such as a thermoplastic mouth guard at night.
At Wortley Road Dental, we can customize and mold this device to your teeth to help protect them from damage due to grinding or clenching. Our team will take impressions of your teeth to construct an effective night guard for this purpose.
Even if your troublesome habits are occurring without your knowledge, while you are sleeping, they could be significantly detrimental to your health. Migraines are a serious and often debilitating concern, but medical intervention (whether with medication or drug-free therapy) can often help ease the pain and severity for sufferers.
Let us work with you to pinpoint the cause of your migraine and try to reduce their frequency and the symptoms you endure. Contact our dental clinic today for an appointment to learn more.
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