Neuromuscular Dentistry (TMJ Treatments)
In neuromuscular dentistry (NMD), our dentists evaluate a patient’s occlusion, sometimes referred to as bite. The way the top and bottom teeth come together affects the muscles and joints of the jaw, head, and neck area. If a patient has a misaligned bite (malocclusion), their muscles and joints have to work extra hard to accommodate for the misalignment. As a result, muscles are working, when they should be relaxed, and this can lead to a variety of painful conditions, including bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
What Is Neuromuscular Dentistry?
What to Expect During a Neuromuscular Dentistry Appointment?
Treatment for Malocclusion
Is Neuromuscular Dentistry Right for You?
Not every patient requires NMD to maintain healthy teeth. For patients experiencing symptoms of TMD, preparing for a reconstructive surgery, or getting dentures or orthodontics, using accurate neuromuscular diagnostic techniques will result in more favorable long-term treatment outcomes.
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