Night Guards For Bruxism And Headache Prevention
Many chronic headaches and migraines are caused by involuntary night-time teeth clenching This can lead to over activity of the trigeminal nerve, which often can trigger tension headaches and migraines Tension headaches are often experienced on the sides of the head as pain or pressure, as tightness all around your forehead that could feel like a “vise grip”, an aching pain at the temples or maybe the back of the head and neck
A night guard is a small removable plastic resin custom instrument which is worn over your teeth through the night to stop grinding and clenching.
A night guard may be used to address:
- Tension-type headaches
- Jaw disorders (TMJ)
- Bruxism (grinding of the teeth)