Neuromuscular Dentistry (TMJ & Headachre Treatment)
Temporomandibular disorder affects millions of people. It is a chronically degenerative disease that can often be difficult to both diagnose and treat. Unlike ‘traditional’ dentistry, Neuromuscular Dentistry takes a medically comprehensive approach to dental care by considering how your teeth, muscles, and jaw joints work together to impact not just your oral health but your overall health as well. Improper occlusion (your bite) can overwork the muscles of the head and neck resulting in symptoms such as headaches, migraines, poor posture, numbness in your fingers, neck and shoulder pain, jaw joint clicking or popping, sensitive or loose teeth, jaw joint pain, limited ability to open or chew, cracked, worn, or chipped teeth, and even vertigo. Traditional TMJ/TMD treatments such as splints, nightguards, and pharmaceuticals can be subjective and usually address only the symptoms, not the disease itself.
Neuromuscular Dentistry uses FDA approved, highly advanced, diagnostic equipment to painlessly relax muscles and reposition the bite with objective accuracy. Most patients report a dramatic decrease to a complete cessation of symptoms in a matter of weeks.