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Headache Treatments

Headaches and migraines are often triggered by teeth grinding or jaw clenching. If your jaw is misaligned, your muscles will have to work harder and this can lead to muscle fatigue and spasm.

Many people grind their teeth or clench their jaw at night and don't even realise they're doing it, but with a simple dental splint, we can reduce or alleviate your discomfort.

A dental splint may provide relief from the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the chewing muscles or jaw joint
  • Pain in the jaw, neck, or face
  • Stiff jaw muscles
  • A jaw that locks or has limited movement
  • Painful clicking, popping, or grating in the jaw joint
  • Changes in the fit between upper and lower teeth

At Harley Street Dental Studio, your dentist will assess your symptoms in order to determine whether a splint may be right for you. This will be custom-made using impressions of your teeth.

It is usually advised to wear your dental splint throughout the night so as to prevent common night-time habits such as teeth grinding or jaw clenching, which will reduce the likelihood of you experiencing tension headaches and migraines.

Botox Therapy for Chronic Migraine

Chronic migraine is one of the most debilitating forms of headache and can affect the family, work and social life of sufferers who often experience more than half of the month with a migraine. It's a relief to know then that Harley Street Dental Studio can offer relief in the form of botox therapy. Botox injections around the head and neck can be used to reduce the symptoms of future headaches for up to three months at a time.

 

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