Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a problem for about 10% of the general adult population in the nation. This habit is the source of a variety of dental issues. These include wearing down the enamel of teeth causing them to be more vulnerable to decay, cracked and broken teeth and jaw pain. It can also cause headaches. Fortunately NTI treatments are available to help curb the habit and protect oral health.
What Is the NTI-tss Device?
This device is a plastic bite stop that is worn in the mouth during sleep. It works as an oral splint and fits over the anterior teeth toprevent the wearer from grinding his or her teeth while sleeping. This device is also used to treat TMJ disorder which can cause headaches. Migraine and tension headaches often respond to NTI-tss use.
NTI Treatments for Bruxism
Many of the 30+ millions of Americans do not receive treatment for their bruxism. This means millions of people are dealing with jaw pain and headaches in varying severity on a daily basis. NTI treatments may eliminate the pain and save the wear and tear on the teeth of those suffering with the consequences of bruxism.
The NTI-tss device is worn only during sleep which is generally when bruxism is an issue. It prevents damage to the teeth and overstimulation of the trigeminal nerve. NTI treatment is a comfortable, effective therapy for getting a better night’s sleep and eliminating or reducing the effects of bruxism.
Diagnosis of Bruxism
Many people who suffer from bruxism are not aware that they grind their teeth while sleeping. It is usually a sleeping partner who is disturbed by the noise the habit causes who first reports the issue. Waking up with temporomandibular joint pain or headache may indicate a problem with bruxism.
Your dentist will examine your teeth thoroughly, ask you detailed questions and make a determination regarding bruxism and recommend treatment. If NTI treatment is indicated your dentist will explain the complete process to you.
Eliminate Jaw Pain with NTI Treatments
If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering with jaw pain or headaches and you’ve tried over-the-counter medicines but the discomfort is on-going, it is time to get an exam and find the cause. Contact Pearland Dental for a consultation to learn more about bruxism and NTI treatments. You don’t have to continue to live with pain and discomfort caused by teeth grinding. Call us today to schedule your appointment.