What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?
If you suffer from TMJ symptoms, your pain may result from a misaligned jaw. Neuromuscular dentistry deals with the correction of jaw misalignment, adjusting how the upper and lower teeth align and fit together. Treatments may include realignment through cosmetic restorations, orthodontics, or tooth recontouring.
Neuromuscular dentistry differs from other TMJ treatments by focusing on where the jaw muscles are most relaxed and observing gravity’s impact on the bite.
How reliable is this form of treatment?
Neuromuscular dentistry has been a topic of study for over 40 years. Treatments are tailored to each patient to provide the greatest comfort for the jaw.
How does my dentist diagnose the condition?
X-rays give dentists a detailed look at the position and alignment of your jaw joints. Computerized technology can determine the position of the jaw when at rest, observe how you open and close the jaw, and how the jaw operates during other movements. These observations help your dentist to determine the best position for your jaw in order to alleviate TMJ pain.
Neuromuscular treatments include various ways to relax or reposition the jaw. An oral appliance such as a mouth guard or TMJ splint can stabilize your bite. Dental crowns and tooth recontouring may also be used to restore the alignment and balance of your bite so your teeth fit properly and comfortably together.
TMJ Treatment in Thousand Oaks, CA
If you experience pain or discomfort when smiling, chewing, speaking, or even when your jaw is at rest, you may benefit from TMJ disorder treatment. Dr. Solomon uses his two decades of experience and knowledge in dentistry to diagnose and correct TMJ disorder.
Call us today to schedule your consultation. Our friendly staff will be glad to assist you in scheduling your visit. We will also work to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. During your consultation, Dr. Solomon will meet with you to determine the presence of any TMJ symptoms and to discuss all treatment options with you.
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