TMD treatment and Neuromuscular Dentistry
Do you grind your teeth at night? Do you suffer from unexplained
headaches, backaches, or even sinus congestion?
The problem may be caused by a painful misalignment of your
jaw. You may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disease,
also known as TMD or TMJ.
What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ) is a chronic, degenerative
disease affecting up to 75 million adults. People who suffer
from TMJ have a structural imbalance in their jaw-to-skull
relationship caused by a bite that is out of alignment.
This misalignment is known as malocclusion.
The symptoms of TMJ include the following:
- Headaches or migraines
- Unexplained loose teeth
- Worn, chipped or cracked teeth
- Cracked, chipped or broken dental restorations
- Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
- Pain in teeth that seems to move around
- Neck, shoulder or back pain
- Facial pain
- Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
- Limited movement or locking jaw
- Numbness in your fingers and arms
- Congestion or stuffiness of the ears
How Does Neuromuscular Dentistry Help?
The good news is that advances in the science of neuromuscular
dentistry have taught us how to bring the jaw into a relaxed
position. For example, we may recommend the use of dental
restorations to precisely raise or lower areas of your bite,
naturally comfortable position for your jaw. In most cases,
we can reposition your jaw without surgery or braces and
complete the treatment in just a few weeks.
The Results: Feeling and Looking Better!
We have found that many patients experience a moderate to
significant change in the facial appearance after treatment.
who had recessed lower jaws may have a new profile including
a stronger jaw line and chin. Areas of the jaw that may
have protruded will be pulled back into alignment. And all
the restorations necessary to correct your bite will be
created with consideration to the aesthetic result of your