Migraine and Headache Treatment

 
Migraine is a disorder characterized by frequent severe headache attacks. It causes throbbing pain on the unilateral side of the head. In migraine headache, patients can experience eye pain, sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, vomiting and severe pain. It generally lasts between four hours and three days. Migraine headaches are often misunderstood as sinus or tension headaches and may occur as often as several times per week or as rarely as once or twice a year.

Migraine and headache can be caused by hormonal influences, weather changes, irregular sleep patterns, alcohol consumption, flickering lights, skipping meals and too much caffeine. Stress is the most common migraine trigger. Stress also can cause you to clench your teeth while sleeping or during the day. Clenching acts as a catalyst for migraine and headaches. It can also damage your teeth and jaw bones.

As a general rule of thumb, your teeth should not be touching except when you are speaking or eating. If they are touching while you are performing any work, it means that you are clenching. You often clench your teeth while sleeping, and thus are unaware of it.

We diagnose night time teeth clenching on the scale of 0-10 where 10 indicates worst pain whereas 0 means no pain at all and ask this question: In a week how many days you wake up with a zero pain?

Treatment

The best way to protect your teeth from nighttime grinding is by wearing a night guard. The specific type of guard depends on your individual needs, but the most commonly used night guards for headaches is the NTI-tss plus. It is FDA approved and is used to prevent medically diagnosed migraine pain.

The ID migraine screening test helps us determine whether your headache is classified as a migraine, or not.

If you answer “yes” to the below three questions, you likely have a migraine.

1. Has your work performance been affected by headaches in the last three months?

2. Do you feel nausea and/or vomiting during headaches?

3. Does light bother you during headaches?

Call us at (610)-810-2704 to diagnose your migraine and get treated today.

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FABEY DENTAL STUDIOS

Mark J. Fabey D.M.D.

2690 Kingston Rd.
Easton, PA 18045

Phone : 610-810-2704

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(1st and 3rd Saturday of the month)