If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines then you will know just how much this can affect your daily routing. Even simple tasks become more difficult when you have a sore head and it can be difficult to enjoy your day. Most people will resort to using painkillers which can provide good short term relief from the pain. However taking painkillers does not treat the cause of the pain and sp the pain always come back. Also long term use of painkillers can affect your liver, kidneys and stomach causing damage over time.
For many people chronic headaches are actually caused due to problems in the jaw and mouth. This may seem strange as you would not naturally think that a jaw problem would cause headaches. Many people grind their teeth at night or clench their jaw whilst they are sleeping. As this is done during sleep they are not normally aware of it. This excessive grinding and clenching strains the muscles in and around the jaw which in turn can give you a sore head, neck and shoulders.
Thankfully we are able to provide a simple and effective treatment to alleviate the strain and pressure from this excessive grinding and clenching. We are proud to provide treatment with the NTI splint. This is a small custom made prosthesis that rests over your front teeth. It is worn whilst you are sleeping and it prevents you from performing the excessive clenching and grinding during the night. This in turn relieves the pressure and strain in your muscles which helps the headaches to go away.
I know this may sound to simple; but sometimes it is the simplest things that work best. We have successfully treated many people who have been suffering from long term headaches and we can do the same for you.
Contact one of our dental clinics for a free consultation and see how we can also help you.