Do you often wake up with a headache or migraine? You may have TMJ, also known as TMD. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are bite disorders that create pain and tension in the face, teeth, and jaw. Dr. Paul Bowersox provides NTI migraine devices in Westminster, MD, to help alleviate migraines and tension headaches from dental problems like TMD. Other than headaches and migraines, patients with tooth wear or muscle pain benefit from wearing an NTI device. The NTI-Tss Plus® and NTI OmniSplint® are valuable for patients who cannot take migraine medicines. Patients who are pregnant or nursing also benefit from these oral devices. Wearing these custom, mouthguard-like devices can prevent future dental problems and pain.
TMJ and Migraine Devices in Westminster, MD
Dr. Bowersox works with patients to create custom devices that work for their smiles and address their specific concerns. The NTI devices that Dr. Bowersox provides as alternatives to medication include:
The Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Tension Suppression System (NTI-Tss Plus) is an FDA-approved treatment for patients with headaches and migraines. This device covers the anterior teeth, or the teeth in the front of the mouth, and can cover teeth in the upper or lower arch.
The NTI-Tss Plus can reduce teeth clenching by 70%. One study of the NTI-Tss Plus found that 82% of migraine sufferers experienced a 77% reduction in migraine events wearing this device. The NTI-Tss Plus has a high success rate among patients with orofacial pain and can help protect restorations and natural teeth.
The NTI OmniSplint alleviates clenching and bruxing that patients often experience because of TMD. Teeth clenching and grinding, or bruxism can occur unconsciously during sleep or during stressful situations. Wearing a nightguard or oral device at night can stop bruxism and prevent tooth wear and sensitivity.
The NTI OmniSplint has a full arch design, covering both tooth arches and providing full coverage. This device also provides a comfortable solution for migraines or tension headaches. Clenching and grinding teeth can create headaches and migraines. Preventing bruxism with a device like the NTI OmniSplint can prevent multiple symptoms common among patients with TMD.
If you have chronic headaches, migraines, tooth pain, or tooth wear, call Dr. Bowersox today at 410-642-5634. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Bowersox on our website. NTI devices can help fight parafunctional habits, facial pain, and TMD.