If you suffer from headaches, Dr. Jeffrey Neal can provide you with a variety of treatments to help relieve and prevent your headaches and alleviate your pain and discomfort. This device works like a mouth guard to prevent you from clenching your teeth and putting pressure on your temporal muscles. We invite you to call us at 804-447-1435 to learn more about headache prevention in Henrico, Virginia, and to make your appointment with our dentist at Who Does Your Teeth.
Do you suffer from frequent tension headaches? Do you miss work, class, or social events because of headache pain? If so, you may benefit from headache treatment at our office. Many people suffer from headaches as a result of bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching. The added stress and strain on the jaw and facial muscles result in headaches that can cause a significant amount of pain and can interfere with your day-to-day life.
In order to reduce your headaches, our dentist may recommend several treatment options, including:
- Tension Suppression System: These small, plastic appliances are used to prevent your upper and lower teeth from meeting, thus preventing grinding and clenching. They are fitted over the front two teeth and worn at night.
- Night Guards: Customized night guards provide a protective layer between your two dental arches, cushioning any clenching and preventing grinding.
- Jaw and Muscle Massages: Gently massaging the jaw joints and muscles can help relieve tension and reduce swelling or pain. Use the first three fingers to press gently against the joint, and massage in a circular motion.
- Pain Medication: In addition to other treatments, or if several treatments have not worked, over-the-counter pain medication can help reduce your headache and other symptoms.
Our dentist will discuss our many effective treatment options and help you decide which one is best to reduce and eliminate your headache pain. To learn more about our various headache treatment options, we welcome you to call or visit us today. We look forward to caring for you and your family!