Do you suffer from chronic pain in your jaw and face, experience "popping" sounds when you chew and talk or have symptoms such as headaches or lockjaw? If so, the problem may be TMJ. This condition affects more than 10 million people in the U.S. alone. And it’s more than just painful — over time it can cause serious damage to your jaws and teeth.
TMJ Dysfunction is a popular term to describe a disorder of the jaw joints or the muscles that control the joints. Symptoms masquerade as a multitude of other problems such as sinus headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder stiffness and earaches. Dr. Steffens successfully treats TMJ and Migraines. Dr. Steffens uses The NTI device which is the most effective FDA approved device to treat TMJ and migraine headaches. It is a dental mouthpiece that a trained dentist provides for the patient. The NTI fits securely on either the patient's upper or lower front teeth while asleep. The unique presentation of the patient's bite dictates the design of the NTI device. Call our office to learn more.