Helping Fishers Find Freedom from TMJ Disorder

TMJ Treatment in Fishers, Indiana

Headache Relief with Dr. John Clauss!

Do you have frequent or chronic headaches? Does your jaw make grinding or popping noises when you chew, talk or yawn? Do you have notches or grooves along your gum-line that causes sensitivity? You may be suffering from TMJ disorder, a very common problem that afflicts millions of Americans. Even children are susceptible to TMJ disorder!

We can help you, or any member of your family, find relief.

What is TMJ Disorder?
We think everyone suffering from TMJ disorder should live without pain. We have remarkably easy and non-invasive solutions. However, before we correct your TMJ issues, we have to get to the root of the cause.

Your TMJ joints are very complex. If an imbalance occurs, or if any part of the system malfunctions, it can cause pain and inflammation leading to migraines, upper body pain and even hearing loss.

One of the primary contributors to TMJ syndrome is bruxism or clenching and grinding of the teeth. This clenching and grinding is divided into two categories: day and night bruxism. Daytime bruxers unconsciously clench their teeth, often when they feel tense, anxious, or under stress. People who grind their teeth at night usually are not aware of their habit and the possible problems that are occurring. Many times, they are not diagnosed with bruxism until complications occur.

Signs and symptoms of bruxism include:

  • Headaches
  • Sore facial muscles
  • Chipped teeth
  • Pain in the jaw joint (TMJ)
  • Worn down, flattened teeth
  • Cracked teeth-painful to bite
  • Loose teeth
  • Abfraction – a notch or groove worn in the tooth at the gum line, which often can be very sensitive or painful

How Can You Help?
If you are tired of living with pain and taking painkillers to get through your day, we can help. We have advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ syndrome. Our non-invasive treatment options are so effective, patients feel that it has changed their lives.

NTIOne of our primary treatments is the NTI Tension Suppression System. The NTI is a custom made device fitted to your front teeth to prevent headaches and migraines by reducing teeth clenching. The NTI is a drug-free alternative to reducing headache pain and migraine-related episodes. This safe and effective device is simple to use, requires no surgery and has no side effects. We also offer a range of other effective treatments from occlusal equilibration to a variety of night guards and splints.