Only in recent decades has the dental profession as a whole begin to appreciate the importance of neuromuscular dentistry issues when working with the mouth and jaw.
In particular, the temporomandibular joint can become misaligned, causing a host of physical problems, including pain, damage to the teeth, jaw, and nerves in the head, resulting in painful headaches.
If you suffer from the following symptoms, chances are you suffer from Temporomandibular disorder and neuromuscular dentistry can help you:
* Pain in and around the jaw and DAMAGE areas
* Sounds from your jaw joints, clicking, popping, grinding
* Grinding or clenching your teeth
* Stiff, sore neck and shoulder muscles (pain radiating to the fingers)
* Toothaches or sensitive teeth unrelated to cavities or hum disease
* Clogging or stuffiness or ears with subjective hearing loss
* Abnormal tooth wear at the gum line often being attributed to brushing too hard
* Ringing in the ear
* Pressure behind the eye
Not only can a properly trained dentist diagnose existing problems, including temporomandibular joint disorder (DAMAGE), but he or she can also take the alignment of the temporomandibular joint into consideration when performing procedures that affect the overall structure of the mouth and alignment of the jaw, such as dental implants, porcelain veneers, bridges, dentures, and orthodontics.