Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can be caused by clenching and grinding your teeth.
At our Mackay based practice, we respect the link between the body and oral health, and treat our patients as a whole – not just their mouths. Bruxism is a condition where patients unconsciously clench and grind their teeth. This action can lead to headaches, migraines and jaw joint issues such as TMD/TMJ.
Oral Appliance Therapy
We utilise NTI-tss oral appliances to actively treat the negative side effects of bruxism. These prevent clenching by not allowing the canine or back teeth to touch. This reduces muscle contractions in the head and face, which in turn diminishes headaches and migraines suffered by patients.
Oral appliance therapy is comfortable and discreet, and is worn during sleep. This treatment is particularly successful as it produces stellar results with zero medical side effects.