Louisville General Dentist Providing TMJ Therapy
TMJ disorder can be caused by a number of factors, and one is grinding and clenching. This is also a common cause of chronic headaches. With the NTI-tss splint, Remmers Dental in Louisville, KY treats teeth grinding, TMJ disorder, and chronic headaches. TMJ disorder can also do serious damage to teeth, eventually causing some to be lost if left unprotected.
Teeth Grinding and TMJ Disorder
Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is a common problem that comes and goes. Most people grind their teeth at some point for a period of time. It’s usually caused by stress and anxiety, which causes you to tense and clench in the night. Over time, the pressure and motion of clenching and grinding put stress and strain on your TMJ, leading to damage. In order to protect your smile and TMJ from damage, we fit you for an NTI-tss splint. The NTI-tss reduces the intensity of your bite to relieve TMJ stress and pain. When stress on the TMJ is alleviated, it also reduces TMJ disorder-related headaches.
What is the NTI-tss?
NTI-tss stands for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition. A nociceptor is a nerve that alerts the body to any injury or harm. Tss stands for tension suppression system. This little acrylic mouthpiece is used to treat TMJ disorder by stopping bruxism in its tracks. Originally developed by Dr. Jim Boyd to alleviate his and his wife’s migraines, millions of patients have since experienced relief with TMJ treatment that uses the NTI-tss splint.
The NTI-tss works by targeting the actions that cause jaw muscle and nerve malfunction, which is often the underlying cause of TMJ disorder and migraines. This device for TMJ treatment interrupts the tension between the jaw’s side and temporal muscles, reduces clenching intensity, and reduces signals sent out by those nociceptors. The NTI-tss also provides a stable relaxation position so the jaw can stop working and release completely.
Your NTI-tss from Remmers Dental in Louisville, KY will be custom made for your unique bite, and the snap-in fit ensures that the device stays in place while you sleep. The device is approved by the FDA for migraine treatment, and some medial insurance plans may cover this TMJ treatment.
Make an appointment at our Louisville, KY dental office to explore TMJ treatment with the NTI-tss splint. If you suffer from TMJ or migraine pain, this may be the answer. Patients from Louisville, Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and beyond come to us for this revolutionary TMJ treatment and so much more. Experience a pain-free life with help from Remmers Dental!