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The Effect of Flat Dual-Cure Stabilizer Occlusal Splint in Pain Relief of Individuals Suffering from Migraine Headaches.

PMID: 30197689 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.2174/1874210601812010501 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC6110061 (free full text version available)

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Majid Sahebi, Somayeh Zeighami, Mohammadreza Hajimahmoudi,

<h4>Background</h4>No study on the effect of dual-cure stabilizer splint without canine ramp in migraine patients is present.<h4>Objective</h4>This study was conducted to determine the effects of maxillary flat dual-cure stabilizer occlusal splint on severity, frequency and episodes of headaches in individuals suffering from a migraine.<h4>Methods</h4>In this interventional clinical trial, 30 eligible patients were divided into 2 groups (case and control); each group consisted of 8 men and 7 women. Dual-cure stabilizer splint was made for patients in the case group and they used the adjusted splint 20 hours a day for 6 weeks. The severity, frequency and episodes of migraine attacks before and after using the splint were determined. For grading pain, severity visual analogue scale was used. The data were analyzed using <i>SPSS</i> 20 and Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and paired t-test.<h4>Results</h4>The severity, frequency, and episodes of migraine attacks before and after using the splint were reduced by 56%, 68%, and 72%, respectively. The reduction was statistically significant (<i>p</i> < 0.05).<h4>Discussion</h4>Despite the effect of occlusal devices on the migraine disorder is controversial, the most researchers agree that using these appliances can be effective in reducing headache in migraine patients.<h4>Conclusion</h4>Given the favorable effects of dual-cure stabilizer splint on reducing the severity, frequency and episodes of migraine headaches, the device can be used as an effective alternative therapy besides common pain-relieving methods.

Open Dent J (The open dentistry journal)
[2018, 12:501-509]

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