Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2013
Dr. Rita Salvi Platt and her staff at Healthy Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Chicago, IL recently introduced a new form of treatment for patients suffering with TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). In addition to her work as a cosmetic and pediatric dentist, Dr. Platt now also provides help for patients with TMJ through the use of a device called the NTI appliance.
Treatment for TMJ requires reprogramming of the muscles and habits that have caused the painful symptoms. The NTI appliance being used by Dr. Platt is a custom-fitted mouthpiece which prevents the jaw muscles from constricting during sleep because of grinding or clenching. Since misaligned or missing teeth can also aggravate TMJ symptoms, Dr. Platt will work with the patient on solutions to these problems as well.
“TMJ is a disorder that does not just cause problems with the teeth,” said Dr. Rita Salvi Platt, TMJ and cosmetic dentist in Chicago, IL. “Symptoms of TMJ can cause pain in the head, neck, face, and even the upper back. The technology we are using for our patients will not only give them better dental health, but will help to improve their overall health and daily life.”
TMJ disorder is not life-threatening, but can greatly adverse quality of life as symptoms become difficult to manage. Some causes include teeth clenching or grinding, osteoarthritis, or even injury to the jaw or mouth. Symptoms such as pain in the face, head and neck, popping of the jaw joint, or swelling in the face are common in patients who suffer with TMJ.
Dr. Platt and her team at Healthy Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provide a comprehensive range of services such as cleaning, bonding, fillings, periodontal treatment, and sedation dentistry. Their main focus is helping patients to have the best possible experience by always putting them first.
"We specialize in beautifying smiles and helping patients improve their appearance," said Dr. Rita Salvi Platt, sedation dentist in Chicago, IL. "The products we recommend and use are the highest quality. You can trust your smile with us."
Dr. Rita Salvi Platt is the owner of Healthy Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and has been in dentistry for over 14 years. She has been practicing at her current location in Chicago, IL since 2000. She received a B.S. in Dental Hygiene in 1988 and then a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Loyola Dental School. She is committed to staying current with the most up-to-date dental technology by attending continuing education courses. She is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the General Dentist Academy, and the American Dental Association.
For more information about the NTI appliance for TMJ disorder treatment, or to learn more about the many other services offered at Healthy Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, please visit http://healthysmilesinc.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxRJJ4NUG_Q.