NTI Splint Therapy

By: Springs Family Dental  07/12/2016
Keywords: NTI Splint Therapy

Do you grind your teeth? Is it hard to open your mouth? Do you experience lingering dental pain? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to discuss NTI (nociceptive trigeminal inhibition) therapy with our Colorado Springs dental team. At Springs Family Dental, we offer NTI splint therapy for those suffering from the pain associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (often abbreviated to TMD or TMJ), migraines, teeth grinding, and other disorders. Dr. Terveen and our team work with you, offering a personalized treatment plan to get you back to feeling your best. We believe that our patients should live life pain-free, and we can treat many problem conditions. Who Needs Therapy Using an NTI Splint? An NTI splint is often appropriate for anyone who is plagued by the pain and other complications associated with TMD/TMJ, tension headaches, migraines, and teeth grinding. Our team knows that these dental issues can often be debilitating and negatively affect your quality of life. With NTI splint treatment, we hope to get you smiling and enjoying life again. What Is TMD/TMJ? Temporomandibular joint disorder is a dysfunction of the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull. This hinge is one of the most mobile joints in your body and is responsible for proper chewing, talking, facial expressions, and even yawning. People who suffer from TMD/TMJ often have pain and tenderness in their face, jaw, and neck and find it hard to open their mouths and chew. TMJ can be caused by a variety of different issues including an injury to the jaw, grinding or clenching, arthritis, and stress. Sometimes, however, there is no clear cause for the dysfunction. Migraines Many people try therapy after therapy to cope with their chronic migraines, never realizing that their problem is actually dental in nature! If you’ve tried other treatments for migraines with limited success, please call our office for an evaluation with Dr. Terveen. He can look for the tell-tale signs that indicate that your migraines may actually be caused by a dysfunction in your temporomandibular joint. How Does NTI Splint Therapy Work? An NTI splint is a simple device that is worn between your front teeth, preventing contact between your upper and lower back teeth. The pressure from this contact can cause pain or discomfort. The device is made specifically to fit your mouth and is both removable and non-invasive. It is an excellent treatment option for those who suffer from migraines or daily grinding of their teeth but don’t want to consider riskier surgical treatments.

Keywords: NTI Splint Therapy

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