Headaches are, unfortunately, a common occurrence for many of us. Tension headaches and migraines can impact your ability to go about your daily routine, affecting your family, your job, and your social life. Many times, the cause of headaches involves a malfunction of the TMJ joints. These triangular-shaped joints in front of your ears may be small, but they pack a wallop when out of whack!
Liberty Hill Dental’s Dr. Thad Gillespie, F.A.G.D. can help. He eliminates headaches, including tension headaches and chronic migraines, with non-invasive, oral appliance therapy. Get ready for relief!
Facts & Figures
28 million Americans suffer from migraines.
30 to 80% of US adults experience occasional tension headaches.
Tension headaches are the most common types of headache experienced by adults.
The TMJ Connection
Oftentimes, a malfunction of the TMJ (temporomandibular) joints is to blame for headaches. These joints are extremely sensitive to physical and emotional stress. Trauma and a misaligned bite also contribute to impaired function.
Additionally, when your TMJ joints don’t operate at maximum efficiency, you may unconsciously grind your teeth or clench your jaw, especially during sleep. This grinding and clenching is also the way a lot of us respond to stress.
NTI-tss to the Rescue
Dr. Thad Gillespie delivers relief from headache pain with a small, acrylic oral appliance. A custom-made device, called NTI-tss, which stands for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition tension suppression system, is FDA approved to treat migraines. It works great to relieve chronic tension headaches, as well.
Simply wear the device at night to reposition your jaw, stop the clenching and grinding, and let the TMJ joints heal to return to optimal function. Your jaw, and your aching head, will thank you!
At Liberty Hill Dental, we provided personalized care that promotes good oral and overall health. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gillespie. You’ve got nothing to lose – except headache pain!