Unconscious nigh time teeth clenching is associated with quite a few chronic headaches. The teeth clenching may actually result in over activity of the trigeminal nerve which in turn often brings on tension headaches and migraines. Tension headaches are generally felt on the sides of the head as pain or pressure, as tightness around your forehead which can feel like a “vise grip”, an aching pain at the temples or maybe the back of your head and neck
A night guard can be described as compact removable plastic resin personalized instrument which is worn around the teeth at nighttime to stop clenching and grinding.
The night guard may be used to cure:
• Migraine pain
• Tension-type headaches
• Jaw disorders (TMJ syndrome)
• Bruxism (grinding of the teeth)