TMJ Disorders


Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial, jaw, and neck pain, as well as recurrent headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder. Returning the proper working harmony of the teeth, joints, and muscles often alleviates these symptoms. Other symptoms may include: pain or ringing in the ears, clicking or popping sounds when the jaw moves, or limited opening of the mouth along with pain when chewing.


Dr. Pivor begins with a thorough evaluation to diagnose the cause of your pain or dysfunction. He will then recommend the appropriate treatment to help reduce or alleviate your symptoms.


Treatment of TMJ disorders may involve medication, an occlusal guard (also called a bite guard or night guard) to prevent damage from grinding or clenching, or the use of the NTI Tension Suppression System. The NTI-tss is a small transparent plastic device worn over the two front teeth. It relaxes the muscles involved in clenching and chewing, thus diminishing the chances for certain tension headaches and migraines to develop. It helps to alleviate many of the symptoms of TMJ disorder.

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