Neuromuscular Dentistry for TMJ Issues
Neuromuscular dentistry is an advanced form of dentistry that addresses misalignments and dysfunctions of the TMJ Temporomandibular Joint and its surrounding muscles and tissues.
This approach is founded upon the understanding that the muscles, joints and nerves in and around the jaw are interconnected, and a single complication in one area of the mouth and jaw can hinder the function of the other areas often leading to TMJ problems and migraines.
Rather than alleviating TMJ symptoms, neuromuscular dentistry aims to treat the underlying cause of TMJ and migraine symptoms by correcting the bite and jaw misalignments.
If you experience frequent migraines or constant jaw pain when swallowing, drinking, speaking or chewing, talk with Dr. Bis about neuromuscular dentistry options.
One in eight North Americans suffer from chronic headaches that are so severe they cannot carry on normal functions.
Chronic headaches are often caused by dental misalignments of the jaw.
Neuromuscular dentistry techniques can help assess your bite and correct discrepancies. This may mean adjusting the bite in some areas, while ‘building-up’ your bite in others – all in hopes of finding an equilibrium to soothe and/or completely eliminate your migraines.
About the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
The TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) is one of the most complex joints in the entire body because it is capable of forward, backward, and side to side movements. It is extremely important to keep the TMJ in good health as it is responsible for aiding in talking, chewing, swallowing, and yawning and if not in good working order can lead to a number of symptoms such as ringing in ears, migraines, lock jaw… to name a few.