If you have trouble fully opening your mouth or experience chronic headaches, including debilitating migraines, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder may be to blame. This common condition affects 10 million American at any given time, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Dr. White has extensive experience diagnosing and treating TMJ disorder. He offers non-surgical therapies, including the revolutionary NTI-tss oral appliance, that ease stressed jaw joints and muscles to restore harmony.
What causes TMJ disorder?
The condition occurs when the two small joints in front of your ears are aggravated by stress, a misaligned bite, trauma, or other factors. Your jaw joints malfunction and cause discomfort. Your entire chewing system is affected.
What symptoms do sufferers of TMJ disorder experience?
Each individual case is unique, but many patients report the following symptoms:
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Chronic headaches
- Chronic earaches
- Inability to fully open or close your mouth
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Tingling fingers
- Unexplained facial, neck, shoulder, or jaw pain
How does Dr. White treat this condition?
He’ll perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and jaw to isolate the source of your headaches and other TMJ-related symptoms. Dr. White may recommend building up the surface of your back teeth to correct your bite, or oral appliance therapy using NTI-tss, which stands for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition tension suppression system. The custom-fitted NTI-tss appliance eases overstimulated muscles and nerves to restore comfortable function. Your needs are unique, and we’ll prescribe treatments that are in your best interest and that provide lasting comfort and wellness.
Call our Broomall dental office today to schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. White, your partner in the quest for a beautiful, healthy smile. Our Broomall office delivers exemplary service and distinctive dental care to residents of Broomall, Philadelphia, Delaware County, and surrounding areas.