Neuromuscular Dentistry

If you wake up feeling tired and fatigued or suffer from migraines, chronic headache, neck or jaw joint pain we maybe able to help you here at Perfect Smile Adelaide.

Often these symptoms occur because of dental condition known as TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Dysfunction. The Temporomandibular Joint is the technical term for your jaw. Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint occurs when the jaw joint becomes misaligned, also known as a malocclusion, and can lead to a range of uncomfortable symptoms including:

  • Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth
  • Dull, aching pain in the face
  • Earache
  • headaches and migraines
  • Jaw pain, neck pain and tenderness
  • Locking of the jaw and difficulty opening or closing the mouth

Relieve your pain with neuromuscular therapy

The answer is the custom made NTI-tss , a small removable device or a full arch splint that you wear while you sleep.   Studies have found that up to 95% of the population clenches or grinds their teeth knowingly or subconsciously. When a joint or muscles are injured they need to be able to rest in order to heal. When a person is clenching or grinding their teeth this can exert undue pressure on their teeth and jaw. The NTI-tss prevents your posterior (back) teeth from clenching intensely and coming into contact with each other, stopping the cause of the pain at the source.

 Patients can expect results almost immediately

 We have prescribed this treatment to many of our patients who have seen dramatic improvements. Within a few hours to a few weeks you may start to notice the results NTI-tss® can achieve for you. Morning headache pain, neck pain, sore jaw, and other related pain associated with involuntary intense clenching usually begins to resolve and disappear. Many of our patients report significant relief overnight, others usually within a month. Your highly trained clenching muscles have to unlearn their intense activity, and the time it takes to accomplish this varies from patient to patient.

The natural alternative to relieve TMD

Since NTI-tss® helps reduce the intensity of your clenching, it also helps to maximise comfort and should minimise the need for medications. You may find that you’re more productive and can do more throughout the day because you’re pain-free and more comfortable with less tension and stress. This is exactly what we aim to achieve for each and every one of our patients.

Through consistent use of this neuromuscular therapy device your jaw joints and head and jaw muscles will work together in a harmonious fashion which can relieve the strain and pain you are experiencing.