How An NTI Can Help With TMJ
While most of us have heard that A-B-C is as easy as 1-2-3, fewer people have heard that NTI can help with TMJ. Affecting an estimated 40 million people in the United States, Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) problems can lead to severe issues with migraine and tension headaches. Often the result of involuntary teeth grinding and clenching while asleep, this can also result in tooth damage as well as neck and jaw pain. If you suffer from TMJ and believe there is no relief in sight, the good news is that an NTI may be just what the doctor ordered.
What is an NTI?
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an NTI is a small dental appliance that is custom-designed to perfectly fit over your two front teeth. Worn at night while you are asleep, the purpose of the NTI is to prevent your back teeth from making contact. As a result, the bones and tissues located in your temporal mandibular joint are then allowed to stay in a very stable position during the night, letting them rest.
Benefits of an NTI
Along with keeping your teeth from grinding and clenching all night, an NTI can also stop the pain that leads to migraine and tension headaches. By protecting your teeth from excessive wear, it also helps to make sure all that grinding and clenching does not lead to a more severe dental problem, such as a chipped tooth.
What if My TMJ Case is Severe?
Even if you have a severe case of TMJ, that is no problem for us here at Studio B Smiles. Should your case be a bit more difficult than most, we can create a modified NTI device that can also be worn in the daytime.
If you are experiencing problems with TMJ and have essentially given up on getting relief for your condition, schedule an appointment with us here at Studio B Smiles. Once you do, you can sit down with us, discuss your condition, and learn about the many benefits of NTI treatment. To schedule your appointment, call us at 480-860-0092.