Neuromuscular Dentistry |

By: Divine Dentistry  09-12-2011
Keywords: teeth, Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular dentistry uses the relaxed position of the muscles of the head and neck to place the jaw into an optimal physiological position. Twenty-five years of research and clinical experience have shown this position to be effective in treating patients with head and neck pain.

What is TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disease (also known as TMD or TMJ) affects about 75 million people. It is a chronic degenerative disease that may take years to develop. This disease causes the following:

  • Excessive pressure to be placed on the temporomandibular joint and surrounding tissues, causing the joint to alter position.
  • Twisting of the jaw into a strained position, further affecting the muscles in the face, neck, shoulders, and back.

What are the symptoms?

You may be a candidate for neuromuscular dentistry to correct TMJ related problems if you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Facial Pain
  • Unexplained loose teeth
  • Worn, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Cracked, chipped or broken dental restorations
  • Pain or soreness around jaw joints
  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Limited movement or locking jaw
  • Numbness in your fingers and arms
  • Congestion or stuffiness of the ears

How can you help me?

These treatments may include a removable orthotic to gently reposition your jaw and teeth, the shape of your teeth may be precisely altered using a procedure called coronoplasty or dental restorations can be created to raise or lower areas of your jaw into a more natural position.

How will I look following the treatment?

We find that many patients experience a moderate to significant change in their facial appearance following completion of treatment. Patients with recessed lower jaws may have a new profile, accenting a stronger jaw line and chin. In addition, all of the restorations necessary to correct the bite will be created with consideration to the aesthetic result and the smile. Not only will this procedure correct pain, it will give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Keywords: Neuromuscular Dentistry, teeth

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