If you frequently experience pain in the jaw area, a stuffy feeling in your ears, frequent headaches, or locked jaw, this could be a sign that you are suffering from a TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the jaw joints that connect your lower jawbone to your skull. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, or clench your jaw too much, or otherwise overuse these joints, a TMD can develop.
Luckily, even if you are suffering from a TMD, Dr. Perlaza can provide fast relief to your symptoms with non-surgical TMJ treatment therapy in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Since TMDs can be caused by night time teeth clenching, we offer a system that can reduce your headaches and other symptoms by reducing their cause. The NTI Tension Suppression System relaxes the muscles that you regularly clench and allows you to sleep easier and reduce your headaches and jaw pain.
As a part of our TMJ treatment, we offer two different devices that can be worn to reduce grinding and clenching, one for night use and one for day.
NTI — Put the NTI (Nociception Trigeminal Inhibitor) over your two front teeth at night, and the small plastic device will prevent canine and molar contact. Dr. Perlaza is specially trained to fit these devices for his patients. They are a safe, effective, comfortable procedure.
Dental Mouthguards – During the day, dental mouthguards can be worn to protect a patient from clenching, grinding, and neck pain. Our mouthguards are individually tailored to fit each patient’s mouth perfectly, and are completely comfortable to speak in.
After your initial exam, Dr. Perlaza will discuss how to best treat your TMD and create a TMJ treatment plan specifically for you to help reduce your headaches and other TMD symptoms and help your jaw remain strong and healthy.
To find out more about TMD/TMJ, contact our office with any questions or to schedule an appointment. Our Sherman Oaks TMJ treatment can help eliminate the pain you feel and the damage your teeth are experiencing. Read more about our treatment methods for TMD/TMJ.