Due to the number of inquiries relating
to the Dental Triggers of Migraine,
I have begun a column of useful information for Migraine
sufferers and their families.
this, the first issue, I discuss the importance of a fully
functional articulator, an essential instrument in accurately
diagnosing the Dental Triggers of Migraine.
It is essential that your Dentist use a fully functional
articulator when searching for these Dental Triggers.
A fully functional articulator is an instrument that can duplicate
accurately all the sideways movements of the jaw as well as the
forward and backward movements. It is in this way that the
whole physical field of movement of the lower jaw can be examined,
while the Dentist is searching for these Dental Triggers.
This type of articulator that exposes the molars (back teeth) is
particularly important when searching for Interference and other
problems such as the presence of "Rogue" teeth.
What your Dentist is looking for, are areas of Interference
between the teeth in the upper and lower jaws. It is these
areas of Interference that can act as Migraine
Did you know that when people sleep they do not keep their lower
jaw at rest? What happens is that they continually move
their lower jaw in all directions and to the fullest extent
possible feeling for any forms of Interference that may be
present. In doing so, it is possible that they
may find a form of Interference between the teeth in the
upper jaw and the teeth in the lower jaw, that acts as a barrier
to smooth jaw movements. The lower jaw, attracted by this
Interference, tries to wear it away. This is the main reason
for night-grinding. It is the lower jaw trying to remove the
Interference that is preventing it from being able to move in all
directions smoothly. If there was no Interference, then your
lower jaw would not continue this movement. Read