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Louisville, Kentucky 40291
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Louisville Dental Services

Headache treatment and bite-related disorders

Having trouble with headaches? If stress and tension are causing you to clench your jaws, the result can be severe pain in your head, neck and shoulders. Fortunately, we can help.

Dentists have discovered that a small plastic device worn over the two front teeth can break the cycle of jaw clenching. The device is called an NTI-Tension Suppression System. The FDA has approved its use for the treatment of headaches. After we fit the NTI-tss to your teeth, you wear it at night to help reduce the intense muscle contractions of your scalp and jaw that can cause migraines and jaw pain. 

Many of our patients report almost immediate improvements in their headaches after using the NTI-tss. In addition, studies have shown that patients who use it have reduced the intensity of their jaw clenching by as much as 66 percent. These patients have also seen a significant decrease in the number and frequency of headaches.

If you have frequent tension headaches, please talk to Dr. Stivers to see if the NTI-Tension Suppression System might be something that could benefit you.

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