About Neuromuscular Dentistry
Neuromuscular dentistry is one of the most cutting edge developments in oral healthcare. A neuromuscular dentist is someone who is not only concerned with the gums and teeth, but also the entire functional system that allows you to chew, swallow, speak, sing, or yawn.
The functional system is basically anything you can do with your mouth. A neuromuscular practice seeks to treat the underlying causes of a wide range of dental and other health issues by focusing on the alignment of the muscles and joints of the jaw. Every day, we place a significant amount of pressure on our jaws and if any part of the jaw is misaligned, this pressure can be misdirected and in a number of different effects.
Neuromuscular dentistry seeks to treat a wide range of different oral and other health concerns by realigning the jaw in such a way that it will function appropriately and be able to absorb the daily pressure that is put on it without negatively affecting other aspects of a person’s health.
Common Problems Neuromuscular Dentistry May
Be Able to Treat Include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Pain or pressure in and around the eyes
- Sinus problems
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Clogging or stuffiness in the ears
- Stiffness or soreness in the neck, shoulders, and/or back
- Radiating pain down your arms to your fingers
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Fortunately, for those people suffering from those health issues, neuromuscular dentistry may be able to provide the treatment and therefore, the relief, they need.
Neuromuscular dentistry is not just for those with a TMJ disorder, jaw misalignment, or facial pain. A patient with a well-balanced bite may still have teeth that need restoring, or desire cosmetic improvements to their smile.
While making any changes to patient’s teeth, no matter how small, a neuromuscular dentist will always consider the impact on overall function and plan the proposed treatment in a way that preserves or improves the harmony of the system.