Migraine Pain Prevention
An occlusual guard is a custom made appliance that is designed to prevent jaw pain and headaches due to grinding. It is a clear, "U" shaped appliance that covers and protects your teeth,, while releaving the pressure on your jaw joints and teeth. This procedure takes two visits. On the first visit we will take impressions of your teeth. Then on the second visit we will deliver the appliance and make any necessary adjustments.
SILENT NITE (SNORE-GUARD) OR MYERSON SLEEPBETTER DEVICE
These are affordable custom-made snore prevention devices. They are flexible, thin and comfortable. You wear them while you are sleeping and they prevent the jaw and tongue from dropping back to obstruct the air passages. It allows you to breathe easier so you get a more restful sleep. The Silent Nite or the Myerson devices prevent snoring and does not inhibit oral breathing. It has also been proven effective in cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
If you suffer from tension or migraine headaches, stabilization splints may help reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches. Appropriate for headache sufferers, as well as those who may be experiencing tooth wear, jaw muscle pain, or those who simply want to protect their mouth’s surfaces during a time of healing, a properly-fitted stabilization splint is smaller and more comfortable than a traditional biteguard. Stabilization splints can prevent and/or reduce the intensity of jaw clenching while you sleep, which can minimize headaches and create a variety of other benefits:
- Reduces teeth grinding and abnormal muscle contractions by nearly 70%
- Doesn’t trigger your gag reflex, meaning you’re more likely to wear it and benefit from it
- Costs less and has fewer side effects than prescription drugs
- Allows you to avoid the need for tooth repair due to jaw clenching and teeth grinding in your sleep