Migraine & Headache Prevention: The NTI Tension Suppression System
The NTI device is the only FDA approved drug-free, surgery-free method of migraine prevention.
In clinical trials reviewed by the FDA, 82% of medically diagnosed migraine sufferers had a 77% average reduction of migraine pain attacks within the first eight weeks of use.
The N.T.I. Tension Suppression System is a prefabricated plastic nightguard that a dental practitioner retro-fits to the patient’s teeth. It is completely different from any other type of mouthpiece as it fits over just the two upper front teeth.
Contact us today to set up an appointment if you are considering migraine prevention.
What Are TMJ / TMD Disorders?
When the jaw joint and the nerves surrounding the joint become inflamed, all of the surrounding muscles including the head, neck, shoulder, back, and facial muscles work overtime to compensate often causing extreme pain.
TMD is a chronic degenerative disease that often takes years to develop. TMD affects millions of people. People who suffer from TMD have an imbalance in the jaw-to-skull relationship, which is caused by a bad bite (malocclusion).
Symptoms of TMJ / TMD Disorders
Headaches / Migraines
Pain of the face
Pain of the jaw joint and/or the ear
Jaw locking when jaw open or closed
Clicking or Popping in Jaw
Ringing in the Ears
Sensitive and Sore Teeth
Unexplained loose teeth
Worn or cracked teeth
Numbness or Tingling of Hands or Arms
Restricted ability or complete inability to open the mouth without pain
What Causes TMJ Disorders?
In most cases, TMJ disorders stem from a condition called Malocclusion, which means having a bad bite. Malocclusion means that your upper and lower teeth do not close together in the correct way—they are misaligned. This includes underbites and overbites. When the teeth are misaligned, they cannot provide the support that the muscles in the face need for chewing and swallowing. These muscles are then forced into a strained position, resulting in pain throughout the face, head, arms, shoulders, and back. Although a person may have beautiful teeth or had orthodontics to line the teeth up for aesthetic reasons, the muscles and joints may not be comfortable.
Treatment for TMJ Disorders?
As a restorative and cosmetic dentist dedicated wholly to caring compassionately for his patients, our dentist commits many hours every year to ongoing education in the area of neuromuscular dentistry. Using this revolutionary science, he delivers low-frequency electrical impulses to the jaw muscles with the TENS K-7 unit. These neuromuscular impulses cause the jaw to relax in its ideal position, so that the cause of your TMJ dysfunction can be diagnosed. If the dentist finds your dysfunction stems from a bad bite, the dentist will recommend a treatment course, which may include further neuromuscular therapy, an orthotic mouthguard, or for severe cases, possibly bite reconstruction.
Please contact us to schedule a consultation with our office. We will help you decide which therapy would be best suited for you.
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