Do you have headaches or jaw pain? Do you grind your teeth? Millions of Americans suffer from TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorders). TMJ disorders can cause pain and significant damage to your teeth if left untreated.
Symptoms of TMJ Disorders
If you experience any of the symptoms below, you may suffer from a TMJD and could benefit from neuromuscular dental treatment in Ocean City, Maryland:
- Clicking jaw
- Popping jaw
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Sensitive and sore teeth
- Jaw locking
- Facial pain
- Jaw pain
- Tooth grinding
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?
Neuromuscular dentistry strives to correct your bite (occlusion) and align your jaw joints. It addresses the entire system of the muscles, nerves, jaw, teeth and gums, and the goal of a neuromuscular dentist is to restore a harmonious relationship throughout your system.
Reliable Reconstructive Dentistry
When your muscles and jaw joints do not work in harmony, as may be the case in the presence of teeth grinding (bruxism) or in cases of bite misalignment, your natural teeth may break or become worn. Additionally, compensating for a misaligned bite can cause pain, sensitivity, tinnitus and headaches.
Our dentists have undergone additional training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies to gain the knowledge and understanding of how your bite works in order to help patients gain comfort and create dentistry that is comfortable and reliable.
How Does Neuromuscular Dental Treatment Work?
After a thorough evaluation, our dentists will make a recommendation that can address your unique issues. Ranging from adjusting your bite, restorations, occlusal appliance therapy, and advanced muscular therapies, the process will be described to you in detail at your evaluation.
What Can I Expect from Neuromuscular Dental Treatment?
You can expect a reduction or complete elimination of symptoms. You can also expect greater function, comfort, and harmony between your nerves, muscles and joints.
Call to Schedule a Neuromuscular Dental Evaluation with Our Dentists
Our highly trained team awaits your call. At Atlantic Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we are committed to helping you feel more comfortable and confident about your teeth and smile. To schedule an appointment with our team in Ocean City, Maryland, call us today at 410-213-7575 and ask for Dr. Lawrence Michnick, Dr. Christopher Takacs or Dr. Kristen Mazzei.