Willoughby Hills dentist offers a solution for patients with chronic migraine headaches
Patients in the Willoughby Hills area who experience regular migraine headaches will want to seek medical attention to determine the reason for this chronic problem. There are many reasons migraine headaches may occur, in some instances, it may be a result of neuromuscular issues. When neuromuscular issues are at the heart of the problem, pain medication only masks the issue – it does not solve it. Instead, patients with concerns of daily headaches or migraines may seek a resolution with their dentist, Dr. Michael Stern, of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills.
Dr. Stern and his team can provide a solution for chronic migraine headaches. Many patients may benefit from an NTI-tss appliance. This special oral appliance is worn in the mouth to protect the teeth and neuromuscular structure from the impact of clenching or grinding the teeth (bruxism).
This condition is characterized by clenching and grinding that can occur when a patient sleeps, and is one of the primary reasons patients develop chronic migraine headache problems. When patients wear the NTI-tss appliance, approximately 77 percent of patients enjoy a reduction in the frequency of migraines. This is a dramatic result from a simple oral appliance provided by a quality dental team.
Another solution for some patients is Botox injections. Botox is typically known for use by dermatologists in addressing fine lines and wrinkle. This medication is precisely injected into muscles to relax them and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds that are present on the face. This same medication has been FDA approved for the reduction of migraine headaches. It can relax specific muscles and allow patients to enjoy days free from migraine headaches resulting from bruxism.
Dr. Stern and the team at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills believe that everyone has the right to feel their best every day. With a background and vast experience in pain management and the treatment of chronic migraine headaches, Dr. Stern can assist with NTI-tss appliance therapy and Botox injections for long-term relief.Back to Headaches and Migraines Home Page