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.
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Maintaining your oral health is important to your overall health and wellness. Regular preventative visits will keep your teeth clean and gums healthy. Gum disease and cavities are much easier to treat in the early stages, and can be detected at your preventative visits.
Restorative dentists use devices such as dentures, crowns, bridges, onlays, inlays and also dental implants to restore your teeth and their proper functioning. Teeth can be damaged or lost by cavities, gum disease, or accidents. Restorative dentistry restores your teeth and their proper function. Our office offers crowns, inlays, onlays, tooth-colored fillings, bridges, and implants to restore the function and beauty of your teeth.
Do you or someone in your family snore? Do you wake up suddenly in a panic, feeling as if you can't catch your breath? The diagnosis may be sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can lead to other disease processes in your body and should be treated. Dr. Shankland can evaluate your breathing problems and make recommendations for the best treatment options.
TMD, commonly know as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained to treat these disorders. Some of the more common symptoms are: clenching; pain in the face; headaches; clicking, popping, or grating sounds; or jaws that get stuck
Facial pain is often caused by the following disorders: temporal tendonitis, Ernest Syndrome, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux), NICO (Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis). Dr.Wesley Shankland has been successfully diagnosing and treating people with these disorders for many years, and is respected as an expert in this field