Migraine Pain Prevention - Dentist Vancouver - Blue Sky Dental

Migraine headaches are a painful, deeply unpleasant, and very nearly debilitating condition. Those of us who suffer from migraines understand that they are to be prevented at all costs. Migraines can be caused by a variety of factors, and as a result, many patients end up trying several potential solutions before discovering the key to preventing their migraines. 


Your North Vancouver dentists at Bluesky Dental offer a cost-effective, drug-free way to help you reduce or avoid your headaches altogether. Sometimes, migraine headaches can be caused by long term jaw tension, unusual muscle contractions, or damage from grinding your teeth in your sleep, a condition known as sleep bruxism. These problems can often be alleviated by fitting you for a stabilization sprint—a small, comfortable mouthpiece that helps keep you from clenching your teeth while you’re asleep.


Stabilization splints have been proven to reduce headache triggers, like abnormal muscle contractions and teeth grinding, by nearly 70%.  Because they’re small and unobtrusive, they don’t engage your gag reflex like other mouth appliances can.  


Stabilization splints are also a viable option for you if you find yourself grinding your teeth, feeling pain in your jaw muscle, or just wanting to give your teeth’s biting surfaces and surrounding hard tissues some protection while recovering from dental trauma or a dental procedure. 


We can help you to choose the correct type of stabilization splint, and also ensure that the product you take home will fit comfortably in your mouth, while, at the same time, effectively serving as a migraine pain prevention tool.


If you or someone you know is suffering from migraine headaches, contact your North Vancouver dentists at Blue Sky Dental today and see if stabilization splints may be a good option for you. If you’d prefer, you also can also book an appointment online.


Last Updated On 2021-10-22