If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, unexplained facial, neck, jaw, shoulder, or low back pain, or clenching and grinding your teeth, the problem may begin with your teeth, occlusion, or jaw joints. Researchers believe that one cause of migraine headaches is unconscious clenching or grinding of teeth, which can be a symptom of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. When you grind your teeth in your sleep, the muscles and nerves in your jaw become over-stimulated, leading to headaches, migraines, and other uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms.
Dr. Ross will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and TMJ joints to identify the source of your pain. He may recommend the NTI-tss device to alleviate discomfort and restore healthy function. NTI-tss stands for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition-tension suppression system. A small, clear, custom-made mouthpiece, the NTI-tss oral appliance is worn on front teeth to prevent clenching and grinding. This eases stressed jaw muscles and nerves to encourage optimal function of the TMJ joints. Many patients find relief from nagging TMJ symptoms with this revolutionary device.
Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ross. Our conveniently located Midtown Atlanta dental office delivers advanced care and personalized service to people who live and work in Downtown Atlanta, Buckhead, Virginia Highlands, Decatur, Mableton, and surrounding areas.
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