NEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY

Neuromuscular dentistry is an exciting area within cosmetic dentistry that can truly be life-changing.

Traditional dentistry tends to focus primarily on teeth.

Dentists trained in neuromuscular dentistry take into consideration not only teeth, but also the muscles, nerves and joints that affect your bite.

 

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Symptoms of TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorder)

People with a bad bite can present with a vast array of chronic symptoms, some of which include:

  • Jaw joint pain, popping, clicking
  • Chronic headaches – (Since 90% of the pain that we experience in our head and neck is from the muscles, we really need these guys to be happy!)
  • Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Effects of TMD

Tooth effects of bad bite include:

  • Clenching and grinding
  • Severe wear, including fractured teeth
  • Tender and sensitive teeth
  • Tooth loss and
  • Loose teeth

Aim of Neuromuscular Dentistry

The ultimate aim of neuromuscular dentistry is to find for each individual the unique position where the jaws, teeth, temporomandibular joints and muscles of the head and neck are all in a balanced and harmonious relationship.

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