TMJD, or tempomandibular joint disorder, is actually an umbrella term used to describe pain in the tempomandibular joint and jaw muscles and the condition causes chronic discomfort for nearly 15% of adult Americans each day. The disorder is most often caused by an inflammation of the TMJ, the joint connecting the jawbone to the skull which provides the movement that makes eating, speaking and swallowing possible.
This inflammation is often due to overstressed and rigid jaw muscles, injury, or poorly fitting dentures or other appliances. At other times, TMJ is aggravated by jawbones that do not fit together properly, resulting in a "bite" problem that often makes talking and chewing extremely difficult. Those suffering from the effects of TMJ can develop problems such as mild to severe jaw pain and a popping or clicking sound when opening or closing their mouths. If you experience these or other symptoms, you may have TMJ.
Fortunately, modern dentistry has developed many painless and simple solutions for people who suffer from TMJ and other painful disorders. Visiting a dentist like Dr. Haydt who specializes in TMJ treatment can alleviate uncomfortable joint and bite problems so that you can get the relief that you deserve. Contact Dr. Haydt now to explore your options for combating the discomfort of TMJ today.
There are a number of uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating conditions that can be exacerbated during sleep. Nightly jaw clenching can lead to such problems as muscle aches, pains and stiffness, tension headaches, and sore or sensitive teeth. If left unchecked and untreated, clenching or teeth grinding could cause serious long-term issues, including worn teeth and chronic pain.
The NTI-tss or Tension Suppression System is an FDA-approved splint designed to be worn over the teeth at night in order to reduce the symptoms of jaw clenching. This tiny plastic device fits over front teeth and makes unconscious clenching virtually impossible. NTI-tss users often discover that they are refreshed and pain-free in the mornings.
It's imperative to take care of your teeth and jaw in order to safeguard your long-term dental health. If you suffer from the unpleasant consequences of nightly jaw clenching or teeth grinding, you May be an ideal candidate for an NTI-tss FDA dental device. Contact the offices of Dr. Haydt today so that you can ensure a better night's sleep tomorrow.
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