Teeth Grinding Relief
TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) and bruxism (unconscious grinding and clenching) can be caused and exacerbated by many things; but stress, tension, and improper occlusion (bite) are the primary culprits. Migraines also often occur as a result of TMD and bruxism. Thankfully, there is a treatment for TMD and bruxism, and all it involves is simply wearing an appliance when you sleep.
For patients who suffer from TMD and/or bruxism, Dr. Dixson recommends the innovative NTI-tss (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition-tension suppression system). The NTI-tss interrupts the involuntary struggle between the jaw and the temporal muscles, which reduces clenching intensity by one-third and eases the associated pain. The NTI-tss also allows the jaw muscles to relax and settle into a stable position allowing you and your sore muscles to rest.
This small acrylic appliance often eliminates bruxism-induced migraines and many cases of TMD pain. Every NTI-tss appliance is custom made and fits each individual’s unique bite and features a snap-in fit to keep it secure during the night.
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Liberty Park Dental wants to help you with all your dental needs. For more information, please schedule an appointment with Dr. James J. Dixson, and we will be in touch with you shortly.