Migraine Prevention — TMJ Treatment
Chronic head and neck pain caused by clenching and grinding is a condition that affects as much as 25% of the population. Chronically sensitive teeth are also a common side effect of clenching.
Chronic symptoms of the head and neck can often be attributed to over activity of:
- The temporalis muscles (they close and clench the jaw)
- The lateral pterygoid muscles (they move the jaw side to side and/or forward)
- The trapezius muscles (they stabilize the skull during jaw clenching and grinding)
For the first time, the FDA has cleared for marketing a device that prevents medically diagnosed migraine pain, tension-type headache, and jaw disorders (“TMJ”), without drugs or surgery, through the reduction of trigeminally innervated muscular activity.
The NTI Tension Suppression System is a lab fabricated polycarbonate matrix we fit the patient’s teeth. It is completely different from any other type of mouthpiece.