Headache Prevention Devices
If you have persistent migraines or headaches, one of the many potential causes may be teeth clenching or grinding (also known as bruxism). Schneider Family Dental offers bruxism prevention devices to relieve your teeth grinding as well as curb teeth clenching. This means less wear and tear to your teeth, less jaw pain and even fewer migraines!
How would I know if I grind my teeth?
Symptoms of bruxism include headache and migraine, among other things. However, you might not know whether or not you grind your teeth. A person typically grinds their teeth while sleeping when they are unaware of the action of their mouth. If you sleep with a partner, they may be able to hear your teeth actually grinding. Other indications are repetitive clenching of the jaw, earaches, and a sore or painful jaw.
What are the long-term effects?
Over time, bruxism and teeth clenching can do major harm to your teeth. When you bite down you’re placing a massive amount of force on both your upper and lower teeth. This also happens when you grind your them, and that pressure over time begins to slowly wear them down. What follows can be a chipped, broken or even a lost tooth.
What can I do?
Dr. Matt can perform a full examination to determine the best recommendation. The BiteSoft appliance could be just the solution you need. This is a tension suppression system that prevents the clenching action. A reduction in clenching means less wear and tear to your teeth, less jaw pain and fewer headaches.
Evidence suggests that the BiteSoft appliance, and other devices like it, can reduce the amount of pain felt from migraines. Sometimes improvement can be felt as quickly as a few weeks after starting treatment.
If you believe you’re suffering from teeth clenching or grinding, contact us today at (614) 889-2211!