Having a migraine can be debilitating. Often times, it can strike at the most inopportune times, rendering you unable to do your daily tasks. The highly trained dental team at Marmalade Dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah, can help you prevent migraines, sinus pain, along with joint pain in your face by reducing your night-time tooth clenching and grinding. This is done by wearing a dental appliance called the nociceptive trigeminal inhibition tension suppression system, or NTI. If your migraines are diminishing your quality of life, call the office today or book your appointment online to see if the NTI device is right for you.
The team at Marmalade dentistry offers the revolutionary FDA approved nociceptive trigeminal inhibition tension suppression system, known as NTI, for migraine treatment. The NTI device covers your anterior teeth and resembles a night guard in appearance. This device works by keeping your upper and lower teeth from touching throughout the night making it impossible for you to grind or clench your teeth.
Over time, the NTI appliance helps your muscles relax so you stop grinding your teeth giving you a more comfortable sleep. The end result is you decrease your migraines. Additionally, you can eliminate your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain because you’ll stop over stimulating your trigeminal nerve near your jaw.
After the dental staff creates a custom-made NTI oral appliance, you can expect a decrease in your involuntary teeth clenching while you’re asleep. Using the NTI device allows you to be more productive throughout the day since you won’t be as tense or stressed.
By using the NTI device to address the main problem of your teeth clenching, you should experience relief from your migraines and sore muscles within the first few days.
One of the main factors in people grinding their teeth is related to stress. If you’re stressed, the team at Marmalade Dentistry recommends you find ways to relieve some tension such as doing exercise or doing an activity you love. The consequences of continuing to grind your teeth can involve fracturing, loosening, or losing your tooth or teeth.
Other suggestions to avoid clenching and grinding your teeth include:
You can train yourself to not clench or grind your teeth by placing a small part of your tongue between your teeth. This inhibits your upper and lower teeth from touching and helps train your jaw muscles to relax.
Do you have migraines or struggle with joint or sinus pain in your face? If you do and would like to try the NTI device, contact Marmalade Dentistry or book your appointment online today.