Lockport NY Dentist
Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, PLLC
Gasport, NY Dentist

Night Guards For Treating TMJ

November 22, 2021
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Posted By: Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky

Have you ever noticed a clicking sound in your jaw when chewing or yawning? Perhaps you've had a headache around your temples? Or maybe you've noticed jaw pain while chewing? These symptoms may be associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ.

At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, we treat patients around Lockport, Terry’s Corners, Wrights Corners, and the surrounding areas who suffer from TMJ and other related conditions.

Diagnosing TMJ in Lockport, NY

In some cases, people may self-diagnose themselves with TMJ; however, getting a professional’s opinion always helps to find out what is really going on! Our experienced practitioners Dr. Kaplansky, Dr. Smith, and Dr. Koli strive to help our patients get to the bottom of any annoying dental issues.

NTI Night Guards for Treating TMJ in Gasport

Following a TMJ diagnosis, we do our best to remedy pain and discomfort. Dr. Kaplansky may recommend an NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition) night guard to treat this condition. An NTI night guard provides teeth and jaws protection at night when patients need it most, especially if their TMJ is related to bruxism (nighttime grinding and clenching). The use of a nightguard can help remedy the symptoms caused by TMJ.

Benefits of an NTI Night Guard

  • Excellent, customized fit
  • Gently keeps the teeth apart during sleep
  • Eases pain as jaw joints heal
  • Eliminates headaches induced by TMJ during the day

Flexible Financing Available

We prioritize our patients’ oral health, and that is why we provide flexible financing options for the betterment of your smile. If an NTI night guard is the right option for you, contact our office for more details on how we can get you quick, affordable relief when you need it.

Contact Our Dental Office

If TMJ has been giving you a headache (literally), there is no need to wait any longer! After struggling with TMJ, we have helped many patients around Lockport, Carlisle Gardens, Hartland, and the Highland Park areas find comfort in their daily lives. Give us a call to book a consultation at (716) 772-7500.

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