Struggling with migraines? Your dentist may have the solution with non-invasive migraine prevention treatment. Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to offer our patients in Huntington, Long Island our migraine tension suspension system.
Many people get great relief from migraines just by visiting their dentist. Here at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we find it rewarding to help our patients improve their wellness and quality of life through non-invasive migraine treatments. Our nociceptive trigeminal inhibition tension suppression system (NTI-TSS or NTI) is available to patients in Huntington, Long Island.
Can you benefit from dental migraine treatment?
If you suffer from migraines and are interested in a drug-free treatment that works to prevent the problem, rather than deal with it as it occurs, then the NTI system may be right for you. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot have successfully delivered NTI treatment to patients with migraine symptoms such as the following:
- Throbbing headache pain that can vary in intensity
- Pain in the face or neck
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and loss of appetite
- Sensitivity to light and sound, and visual disturbances
No one should have to live with these debilitating symptoms, and according to clinical trials, the NTI system is effective at preventing them. For instance, the FDA has reviewed clinical trials that found patients who had used an NTI appliance for just a week or two experienced an average 77% reduction in migraine headaches.
Here’s how our Long Island dentists help migraine patients
Millions of people suffer from migraine headaches, which can often be debilitating and interfere with daily routines. There are many possible contributing factors to migraine development. Some people, for instance, are susceptible to changes in barometric pressure. This is why some patients may develop migraines before a severe thunderstorm. While the specific, underlying cause of migraines is still a subject of scientific investigation, it’s thought that migraine development involves the trigeminal nerve.
There are 12 cranial nerves, of which the trigeminal nerve is the largest. One of the main responsibilities of the trigeminal nerve is to stimulate the movement of the jaw muscles. In many people, it functions perfectly fine. However, countless people grind their teeth and clench their jaws habitually. This is known as bruxism, and it typically takes place during the night. You could be grinding your teeth every night without realizing it. It’s thought that nightly teeth grinding causes the trigeminal nerve to become hypersensitive and this can trigger migraines and make migraine symptoms more severe.
So how can our Long Island dentistry practice solve this common problem? Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot are specialists in the use of the nociceptive trigeminal inhibition tension suppression system (NTI-TSS or NTI).
How the NTI is different from a traditional mouth guard
The NTI is a small, custom-crafted oral appliance that slips on over the two front teeth. It works by preventing jaw clenching and teeth grinding, and consequently preventing undue stress on the trigeminal nerve. You may have heard of oral night guards to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, but the NTI appliance is different. Whereas a night guard will slip on over an entire arch of teeth, the NTI only covers two teeth. Patients typically find that this much smaller appliance is far more comfortable and more easily tolerated compared to a traditional night guard.
Furthermore, the NTI was approved by the FDA in 2001 to prevent migraine headaches. Countless patients have benefited from drug-free, non-invasive migraine treatment with the NTI tension suppression system.
Affordable migraine treatment on Long Island
Don’t let your migraine symptoms control your life any longer. Reclaim your health and quality of life with a custom-fitted NTI bite splint to prevent the bruxism and trigeminal nerve tension that can trigger migraines.
At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, our friendly dentists will perform a thorough examination, determine your candidacy for NTI treatment, and answer all of your questions so you can make an informed decision about your health.
We accept most Long Island dental insurance plans, and we offer flexible payment options. Call our office in Huntington Station to request your one-on-one consult with Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot.