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TMJ Treatment & Migraine Prevention

  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly referred to at TMJ or TMD) is a common problem for many people, particularly young adults. Mostly caused by grinding your teeth in your sleep, symptoms of TMJ can include:

    • Jaw soreness
    • A clicking or popping sound when you open your jaw
    • Headaches or migraines, especially when you wake up in the morning
    • Broken teeth
    • Teeth that are worn down
  • Many treatments for TMJ focus solely on preventing further damage to your teeth, but don’t treat the cause of the problem, the grinding. Patients with TMJ and migraines often have an increase in symptoms at times of increased stress.

    Through the use of a tiny acrylic device called an NTI, cosmetic dentist Dr. Cannariato can help to decrease grinding and the associated symptoms. The NTI slides comfortably over your front teeth and can be worn either overnight or during the day to reduce muscle contractions that lead to headaches and migraines. The device is so effective, the makers of the NTI call it, “The most effective FDA-approved method of migraine prevention.”

    Stop living with pain and contact our office for a free consultation.

  • Call us today to make your initial appointment or for your FREE Second Opinion/Consultation. We are currently offering Non-Insured Cash Prices with the following discount codes and most insured patients enjoy these services for free:


    • Cleaning, Polishing & Exam – $95 Regular value of $207 includes necessary x-rays (1110, 0274, 0150)
    • Emergency Exam – $80 Regular value of $116 (0140, 0220)
    • Children’s Exam & Cleaning – $99 Regular value of $214 includes necessary x-rays & fluoride treatment (0150, 1120, 0272, 1208).

    We have a friendly and welcoming staff with a comfortable office atmosphere. Enjoy a pleasant dental experience along with the many conveniences provided by Dr. John Cannariato,  Dr. Rebecca Benedict and the South Tampa Smiles team.