Ocular auras. Nausea. Light and sound sensitivity. The worst pain you’ve ever experienced inside of your head. You can’t think, you can’t move. If you suffer with migraines, you know how terrible one makes you feel. For many sufferers, the only relief is laying in bed in a dark, quiet room. Sometimes, that doesn’t even help.
No Prescription Preventative
If you’ve given up trying to find treatment, the dentists at Comfort First Family Dental may be able to give you some relief. But first, some facts.
Did you know that:
- There are no medications on the market that are specifically meant to prevent migraines.
- Pharmaceuticals that are approved to prevent migraines (as one of their possible uses), like Depacote, have side effects that are often intolerable and a low success rate for those patients that don’t have the side effects.
- Medications like Imitrex were developed to treat a migraine that is already in progress and do nothing to prevent them from occurring.
- An intraoral device called the NTI-tss can relax your facial muscles, alleviating a common trigger for patients with migraines.
How Could a NTI Dental Device Help My Migraines?
The NTI-tss fits over your teeth, but unlike a splint that sits over all your bottom teeth, this device only fits over your top front teeth. Your Comfort First dentist will adjust it to fit your bite. Wear the device at night or during stressful times of your day, but never while eating. It will prevent you from clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth.
What If I Get Migraines, But I Don’t Grind My Teeth?
Even without bruxism (grinding the teeth), you may be clenching your jaw, but not know it- especially at night. By not allowing your lower molars and canine teeth to engage, the musculature of your jaw remains relaxed, preventing a common migraine trigger. Clinical Studies have shown that the device reduces the occurrence of migraines by up to 77%. Even users with hormonal migraine triggers have reported a significant reduction in the number of migraines they have over the course of a year!
Your dentist at Comfort First wants you to maintain your oral health, but your general health is also a priority. If you experience migraines, ask our staff about a consultation for the NTI-tss device. You have nothing to lose, and your whole life to gain. Call our Falls Church, Virginia office today!