Migraine Headaches & TMJ Therapy in Silver City

Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Millions of people suffer from both tension migraine headaches and tooth damage resulting from involuntary grinding and clenching. In most cases the cause is simply overactive muscular functioning. The muscles that open and close your mouth can not only wear your teeth down, but also can lead to headaches in the frontal and temporal areas of your head. Further pain can also develop in the jaw and neck regions. If left untreated, severe tooth damage and problems with your Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) can result.

If you are experiencing any such signs and symptoms, an occlusal splint device may be the treatment for you. Our occlusal splints are digitally captured and 3D printed for accuracy. This splint protects your teeth from the nocturnal grinding/clenching. For migraine sufferers, an NTI may be best. Recently approved by the FDA for tension migraine headache therapy, the NTI works not only to stop related pain but also protect your teeth from excessive wear. Worn at night, the NTI is an incredibly small appliance that is custom fit over two of your front teeth. The device works by preventing contact of your back teeth and helping the bones and tissues in the TMJ to rest in the most stable position. For severe cases, modified devices are also available for daytime treatment. Dr. Sherman will determine which device is best for you.

  • “Dr. Sherman is a solid human. And a Damn good dentist, with an always solid team around him. Is clear about any issues I’ve had and has easily explained and shown me what the issues are. Not pushy at all and has respected my input. He’s a no pain dentist as well. If he didn’t keep telling me to open my mouth wider, I’d easily fall asleep while he’s ... ”

    - Douglas H.
  • “Simply outstanding service and staff. I had a painful dental emergency over the weekend while passing through the area. Left message on a Saturday and Monday morning I was in the chair and seeing Dr. Sherman. The staff personable, compassionate to my needs and true professionals, they were able to squeeze me into the busy schedule. I even got some solid ... ”

    - Stephen G.
  • “They got me in very quickly for a crown that I had done at another place yesterday that fell off last night. Everyone was friendly, their covid precautions were both excellent and exactly what they said they would be, which I very much appreciate. He was gentle and calm, professional and explained everything very well. Everyone there was friendly, calm, ... ”

    - Brenna T.
  • “This Dental office was the 1st to offer assistance to work with the VA on the billing side of the house. All veterans know it’s a pain and a hassle. This is where all veterans in our area need to go as a 1st option. This is aside from the professional service and hospitality ////Retired Military//// ”

    - Dennis C.
  • “Reviewing my first visit with Dr. Sherman. I got an emergency appt. for a toothache and was examined and told I needed a crown. They gave me another appointment for 9 am the next morning and by 11:30 I was on my way with a new crown and no toothache. I was very pleased with Dr. Sherman and also his staff and I expect to be a regular patient there now. ”

    - Robert L.
  • “Best dental experience to date! I am new to the area and I broke a tooth. They got me in promptly and I had a permanent crown placed in just one visit! Everyone was very friendly and professional. It was a VERY pleasant experience! ”

    - Trista H.
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