Migraine Pain Prevention in Whitby Ontario

If you suffer from tension or migraine headaches, particularly over-night and in the morning, you may find that grinding or tension in the jaw is at the root of your recurrent pain and discomfort. You may have bruxism or TMD, and a consultation with your dentist will help you determine the root cause of your pain and discomfort.


In order to address these headaches and migraines, we may employ a stabilization splint, recommend a nightguard or refer you to a specialist if we find your headaches are not related to your jaw and teeth.


Devices like a splint can halt tooth wear and grinding at night, can decrease jaw muscle pain, and can serve nicely as a protective measure during recovery times after oral surgery.


A splint has many advantages. A well made and properly-fitted stabilization splint is smaller and much more comfortable than a traditional nightguard. Stabilization splints can prevent and/or reduce the intensity of jaw clenching while you sleep, which can minimize headaches and provide you a variety of other benefits:

  • It can reduce 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 no side effects, compared to prescription drugs or other devices.

  • A splint also allows you to avoid the need for tooth repair due to jaw clenching and teeth grinding in your sleep.


Best of all, without constant pressure in your jaw and excessive pressure on your teeth, you will see a dramatic decrease in headaches and migraines, allowing you to live more comfortably and preserve your smile for a long time.

Contact Dr. Daniel Pesin at Gallery Dental Centre in Whitby, Ontario, to see if a stabilization splint can help you decrease headaches and tension.

Last Updated On 2021-10-16