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NTI Appliance

The NTI (Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition) appliance is an intra-oral small appliance that Dr. Wesley Shankland uses to stop or severely reduce the clenching of a patient while he or she is sleeping. Such intense clenching can cause severe headaches, ear pain, wear of teeth, sensitivity of teeth and tooth fracture.

Dr. Shankland was the chief scientific investigator for the FDA study concerning the efficacy of the NTI. This appliance was approved, by the US FDA, for the treatment of clenching, TMD and migraine headache pain.

Those who suffer from migraine headaches have two common symptoms: (1) muscle tenderness in the face and head and (2) a habit of clenching the teeth. The NTI alleviates or greatly reduces both of these symptoms and thus, in theory, reduces the severity and frequency of migraine headache pain.

Next to the inventor of the NTI, Dr. Shankland has been using this effective device longer than anyone else on earth.

If you suffer with migraine or tension-type headache pain, sensitive or broken teeth, ear or neck pain, make an appointment to see Dr. Shankland and his staff.

Preventative Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is a practice of maintaining your oral hygiene by caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. It teach the patient how to prevent dental problems like cavities, gum disease, enamel wear etc.

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Invisible Orthodontics

Invisible orthodontic therapy is simple alternative to braces. Aligners are almost invisible and you can eat & clean your teeth normally.

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry means using the medication to help patient to get calm & relax during dental procedure. We can provide you with safe and effective sedation so that your appointment will be pleasant and comfortable as possible.

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Restorative Dental Care

Restorative dentistry is the diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of oral health problems and restoring mouth to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.

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Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. When a fracture or decayed tooth is removed, a dental implant is placed in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth or teeth.

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Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is snoring with quiet pauses in breathing ending in gasping, snoring or choking sounds. Have you or your spouse awakened suddenly in a panic, not being able to breathe? If this continues, the diagnosis may very well be obstructive sleep apnea.

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TMD

TMD, commonly known as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint.

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Facial Pain

Facial pain is a pain disorder of the face. It is mostly experienced by patient to one side of the face and can be described as sharp, dull, crushing, aching or burning.

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About Dr. Shankland

Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained in  general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and the treatment of TMD (TMJ) and other facial pain disorders.  He has been in practice since 1978 in Central Ohio.

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Staff

The staff at Dr. Shankland’s office in Westerville are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our patients. They are very knowledgeable in their fields, and most have been with him for many years.

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