Millions of people in the US suffer from migraines and/or clenching and grinding. We can help!
Some people know right away that they clench and grind, others do not. Here are some symptoms that you may be having as a result:
- Morning headaches
- Sore jaw muscles
- Wear on your teeth
- Disturbed sleep
- Neck and jaw pain
Due to new research we are finding out that both migraines and clenching or grinding can be symptoms of sleep apnea. Dr. Fryer feels it is very important to treat the whole you and not just the possible symptoms. Thus the treatment for migraines/clenching and grinding could go two ways. We find this out with a sleep test . Based on the results of the sleep test we can possibly make you one of two appliances: an NTI for clenching and grinding or an Oral Sleep Appliance for sleep apnea.
A NTI is a small, custom made device that fits securely on your front upper or front lower front teeth. It’s also the ONLY FDA non medicinal device approved to help with migraine headaches.
Let’s do an experiment. Close your teeth together and clench your jaw. While clenching, feel your jaw muscles and temple with your fingers. You can feel that movement, can’t you? Now, place a finger between your very front teeth and attempt to clench your jaw. With a finger in between your teeth, you are unable to feel the same jaw movements. Try it.
This NTI appliance helps reduce or prevent clenching and grinding by not allowing your back teeth to touch. Your muscles are not getting the strain on them any more and any wear that may still happen will be on the appliance and not your teeth.
Let Dr. Fryer help you with your migraines and clenching and grinding today!