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Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular Dentistry

People suffering from TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, may find relief from neuromuscular dentistry. Unlike traditional dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry takes into account the muscles, tissues and nerves of all areas of the musculoskeletal system – the face, head, jaw, neck and back. Neuromuscular dentists understand the importance of incorporating both the power source that is the muscles as well as the controls that are the nerves when working to relieve TMJ discomfort.

Neuromuscular Dentistry Treatment

Neuromuscular dentistry serves to place the jaw into its optimal position by correcting the bite and realigning the jaw.

  • First, the optimal jaw position is determined through measurements of the head and neck muscles.
  • Then, the jaw is repositioned to achieve exact measurements.

Common Symptoms of TMJ

An estimate of more than 10 million people in the United States has experience discomfort or pain from TMJ. Following are common symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw point
  • Loose or sensitive teeth

If you have experience any of the above symptoms, contact Smile Studio at 903-759-7196 today to discuss your treatment options or make an appointment.