How a Neuromuscular Dentist Can Eliminate Your TMJ Pain
- Posted on: Oct 7 2014
If you have suffered from any kind of TMJ/TMD pain you know how disruptive it can be. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that controls your jaw movement. With a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) of any kind, you may experience clicking of your teeth, headaches, or even severe teeth grinding.
HOW CAN A NEUROMUSCULAR DENTIST ELIMINATE MY TMJ PAIN?
Neuromuscular dentistry can correct your bite and realign your jaw. This approach to dental treatment focuses on the correction of any jaw misalignment. A neuromuscular dentist works with you to determine the optimal position of the jaw in order to correct any misalignment by adjusting the occlusion (how your upper and lower teeth come together) of your bite.
After correctly identifying how/why your TMJ pain is occurring, our Northern Virginia neuromuscular dentists can provide any one of several dental options for correcting it. When it is caused by symptoms of missing teeth, uneven bite surfaces, and even decayed teeth, a dental procedure can be the right treatment.
Some of the dental procedures which can help to correct TMJ include:
If none of these dental procedures provide relief, then there are additional neuromuscular techniques such as: relaxation techniques, jaw exercises, or medications like a muscle relaxant or anti-inflammatory drug prescription.
If you are looking for the right treatment option for your TMD/TMJ, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics. Call (877) 268-2442 today to schedule your initial appointment with one of our neuromuscular dentists. We serve the Northern Virginia area.