Willoughby Hills area dentist explains NTI therapy for the reduction of morning migraines and headaches
It is believed that approximately 30 million Americans deal with headaches upon waking. However, not all of these patients consider visiting their dentist for treatment. Dr. Stern of Smile Brighter in Willoughby Hills is a dentist who provides patients with treatments such as NTI therapy.
While many individuals use preventative prescription drugs to reduce their migraine episodes, NTI therapy is a drug-free approach to headache relief. This device has received FDA approval for addressing tension headaches, and works while patients sleep. This plastic apparatus fits over the front of the teeth, and reduces clenching and grinding of teeth at night. This is because of its patented design, which keeps the back teeth from touching, preventing the jaw from clenching. This reduces the severity and frequency of pain associated with overnight clenching and grinding, which causes tension.
Many patients enjoy the use of these dental splints to reduce migraine and tension headache. Patients can also use a less noticeable NTI device during the day to address daytime clenching and grinding which may occur, usually due to stress. Patients who have used NTI therapy have been extremely happy with the results, and they find this form of treatment to be very successful in reducing episodes and providing long-term relief without the use of prescription medications.
Dr. Stern is excited to provide NTI therapy to patients in the Willoughby Hills area through his practice, Smile Brighter. Patients who are dealing with morning headaches may be dealing with clenching and grinding, which can cause headaches and migraines, and damage to the natural teeth and restorations within the smile. NTI therapy is a wonderful solution for patients who are dealing with these problems and want an effective approach to handling their condition.
If you awaken every day with headaches, you may be clenching and grinding your teeth at night. Speak with Dr. Stern of Smile Brighter today to schedule a consultation visit and evaluation to see if you can benefit from the use of NTI therapy to reduce the severity and frequency of your morning headaches.Back to Headaches and Migraines Home Page