Another service Dr. Williams and Dr. Montefalco are pleased to offer is TMJ and migraine therapy. At our office, we offer the NTI™ appliance to treat TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction and migraines. The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your head. TMJ dysfunction, which is also known as TMD, is often caused by misalignment in the jaw and teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism). Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include:
- Migraines and tension headaches
- Ear pain
- Chronic jaw pain
- A locked jaw
- Facial pain
- Clicking, grinding, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
If you suffer from migraines or other TMD symptoms, your experienced dentist may recommend an NTI appliance. The NTI appliance fits over your teeth to prevent teeth grinding and clenching. Most patients will only wear the NTI appliance during sleep, but some patients also benefit from daytime wear. By preventing teeth grinding and clenching and treating TMJ dysfunction, the NTI appliance can decrease the occurrence of migraines and tension headaches. If you suffer from TMD or migraines, we welcome you to call our dental office if you have questions about TMJ therapy in Indianapolis, Indiana, today to find relief.