TMJ/Teeth GrindingTooth grinding can cause serious tooth damage and joint damage (TMJ issues) and even pose health problems if not addressed. Unfortunately, many of us grind our teeth during our sleep, and are unaware of the severity of the issue.If you have some of the symptoms below, Dr. John Potter can address your concerns by custom fitting you for a either a day or night guard to protect the teeth and relax your jaw position:
- migraine headaches
- sore jaw
- TMJ pain
- difficulty opening and closing the mouth/limited opening
- stiff neck
- sensitive teeth
- damaged, cracked, or worn down teeth
- gum recession
- noticeable enamel wear and darkness of the teeth with a lowergum level
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For those with migraines or headaches, a different option is custom made for the patient called an NTI. The NTI guard has FDA approval for the treatment of headaches and migraines. It is a small, removable, custom-fitted appliance positioned over your two front teeth to wear at night while you sleep. The NTI repositions your jaw in a relaxed position to prevent teeth grinding, helping eliminate tension headaches and migraines, and provide a restful night’s sleep
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