What many people suffering from chronic headaches or migraines do not know is that their head pain could be caused by the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). The Temporomandibular Joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.
Symptoms of TMJ:
- Jaw pain of varying degrees
- Grinding teeth
- Ringing in the ears
- Swelling on the side of the face
- Neck aches
- Earaches and hearing problems
Migraines caused by TMJ can be avoided or greatly reduced with a simple custom NTI night guard that allows the jaw joint to heal and reduces teeth grinding or jaw clenching. The NTI night guard is a tension suppression system that is highly effective in reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches for a large percentage of sufferers. The NTI slides comfortably over your front teeth and can be worn either overnight or during the day to reduce muscle contractions that lead to headaches and migraines. These mouth guards help to prevents clenching, grinding, and relieve pressure off the jaw joints and muscles so they can relax and heal.
Dr. Burchell can test, diagnose, and devise an immediate treatment plan to treat your TMJ related migraines. Call today for an evaluation of your symptoms to see if you can benefit from the NTI Dental guard.