A young woman lying on her sofa as she relaxes after her migraine prevention treatment

Besides toothaches, another common condition that we help to treat is migraines. Well, this may sound strange for a dental practice, but migraines are extremely common for patients suffering from bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that occurs when a person grinds or clenches their teeth while sleeping. This constant grinding motion places a lot of pressure on the jaw joints and muscles. As a result, this can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as migraines and headaches in the morning. Other negative symptoms include flattened teeth and jaw, face, and neck pain.

Uptown Dental Gig Harbor offers stabilization splints to address bruxism and relieve painful migraines. Stabilization splints are small oral appliances that patients wear while sleeping. The appliance alleviates pressure from your jaw joints to help relax them. It also protects your teeth from grinding or clenching, which can erode your biting surfaces. As a result, your jaw stays relaxed, your teeth are protected, and you can enjoy a better night’s sleep.

What are the Benefits?

Compared to conventional mouthguards, stabilization splints are smaller and custom-made specifically for your mouth. This makes them highly comfortable and allows you to breathe easily without having it trigger your gag reflex. In addition, they’ve been shown to reduce muscle contractions by almost 70% so they are highly effective at relaxing tense jaw muscles.

To create your stabilization splint, we will first take impressions of your bite during your checkup. These impressions are then sent to a dental lab that uses this data to create your custom-made mouth appliance. Once your appliance is ready, you’ll return to our office to pick it up. We will also give you tips to wear and take care of it properly, so it lasts for a long time.

Wondering if stabilization splints are right for you? Contact … Click to go to the page of Contact …  Uptown Dental Gig Harbor for a consultation today.

‘‘Thanks to TruDenta I can finally live comfortably again. I feel like a completely new person. I would recommend it to anyone who is suffering from headaches.’’


‘‘I can't believe how much better I feel now. I can finally wake up and not be in constant pain.’’


‘‘I was initially skeptical at first, but I was in so much pain that I was willing to try anything. I'm glad I did. I've completed treatment 3 months ago and I haven't had a single headache since!’’


‘‘The migraines were so bad that I would literally be in tears sometimes. I was probably taking 15 Advils a day just to get through the day. Since I’ve completed, treatment I haven't touched an Advil since!’’