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Why it hurts so much?

Chronic headache and facial pain can range from being occasionally distracting to totally debilitating.  Some sufferers have said that others cannot readily imagine their plight without having experienced it personally. Those whose symptoms are mild and infrequent may not even question the source. Others, who've lived with the ongoing battle, may wonder if they'll ever find long-term relief.
Could it be a dental problem?
A large number of cases involving headache, muscle spasms and jaw joint pain are absolutely a dental problem. The Medical and Dental professions increasingly are becoming aware of the intricate relationship between proper bite and the muscles and nerves of the jaw joint. A very delicate and predictably reproducible balance must occur in the chewing system for total harmony, comfort, and stability.

For a large number of patients with facial pain and head-aches, the problem and its solution revolve around one of the most complex joint in the body -- the Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ). The condition is referred to as Temporo- mandibular Joint Syndrome, or TMJ. It is not a disease: it is a simultaneous occurrence of a number of problems associated with the jawbone, nerves, and chewing muscles.


Painful, aching jaw?

Sore, sensitive teeth?

Stiff neck?

Tension headaches?

Morning headaches?


These problems can be treated because they are most likely caused by clenching your teeth when you're sleeping and occasionally throughout the day.
Can clenching my teeth really cause all of these problems?

Yes! Clenching your teeth while asleep and during the day is the result of some of the strongest muscles in your body tensing up. These muscles are located on the sides of your head and are used when you chew or close your mouth. When you clench your teeth, these muscles can create a great deal of stress and tension to your jaw joints, neck and teeth.

What does clenching my teeth have to do with these problems?

The high-intensity contractions of these powerful muscles become painful and the forces generated cause pain to surrounding tissues, joints and the other muscles. By reducing the intensity of the clenching, you're effectively minimizing the source of the pain - in many cases, in just a few days.

What can we do to help?

In one office visit we can create a custom-made NTI-tss device.
The tiny, clear-plastic device fits over your top two front teeth. You only wear the NTI-tss device while you sleep at night. It makes clenching virtually impossible. In a few days or weeks, your clenching reflex is suppressed. Morning headache pain, neck pain, sore jaw, and other related pain associated with involuntary intense clenching usually begins to resolve and disappear.


Is there a difference between the NTI-tss device and the traditional dental nightguard device or TMJ splint?
Yes. Traditional flat-plane splints and nightguard devices provide a surface for you to "bite down on". New studies show, however, that these devices can actually increase the intensity of your clenching reflex, often to over 104% of your normal bite. High-intensity clenching has recently been found to be the real cause of the problem. With the advent of the revolutionary NTI-tss device, we can begin to solve the real problem: actually preventing your back teeth from clenching intensely and coming into contact with each other. Stop intense clenching, stop the source of the pain.
The NTI-tss device suppresses the clenching reflex by preventing the posterior teeth from contacting each other, thereby eliminating teeth-grinding altogether. There is no surface to bite down on or bite into. The muscles are kept from contracting with their usual intensity; the clenching reflex is suppressed and almost eliminated.


Can the NTI-tss device really help make me feel better?

Yes. By reducing the intensity of the involuntary clenching at night while you're asleep the NTI-tss device minimizes clenching intensity and, in time, minimizes intense clenching as the source of your pain.

When can I expect relief?

Within a few hours to a few weeks; it all depends. 95% of cases can experience long-term drug-free relief. Often within 24 hours! Your highly trained clenching muscles have to un-learn their intense activity, and the time it takes to accomplish this varies from patient to patient; from overnight to usually within a month.

What else can I expect?

The NTI-tss device may eliminate the need for prescription and over-the-counter pain medication that you take for morning headache, sore neck, sore jaw, and related pain associated with involuntary clenching of the teeth. Because the NTI-tss device helps reduce the intensity of your clenching, it helps maximize your comfort and should minimize your need for medications. You may find that you're more productive and that you can do more throughout the day because you're pain free and more comfortable with less tension and stress.

Has this treatment been tested?

The NTI-tss device has been used successfully with thousands of patients in the United States and many other countries. It has received marketing allowance from the FDA and complies with all requirements as an approved dental device.

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