Do you grind your teeth at night, or clench them during the day? Do you often get head and neck pain, have sore jaws while chewing, have pops or clicks in your jaw joints, or sensitive teeth? Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also referred to as TMJ or TMD, affects many people’s quality of life and can present itself through symptoms like these. TMJ is the source of chronic pain for many, and can result in severe wear, or fracturing of your teeth and restorations, leading to tooth loss.
What is TMJ?
TMJ/TMD sufferers experience uncomfortable symptoms for a reason – an unbalanced bite, where the upper and lower jaws meet. Once our neuromuscular dentist evaluates your symptoms and diagnoses TMJ, he will develop a personalized treatment plan designed to correct it.
Neuromuscular dentistry is the art and science of finding a person’s relaxed jaw position (their correct bite), and then devising treatments to make it permanent, thus eliminating those painful symptoms. We use sophisticated computer analysis as well as muscle relaxation techniques to diagnose and treat your symptoms. We are often very successful in improving or eliminating the chronic pain and discomfort felt by TMJ sufferers.
The high-tech Electromyograph (EMG) is used to track jaw muscle activity and find the perfect position of rest. Our neuromuscular dentists then use a variety of treatment measures to establish your bite in its correct position.
By using a unique combination of neuromuscular treatments, we may be able to establish your bite in its optimal rest position and alleviate the symptoms of bite misalignment. Head, neck and facial pain will then be only a distant memory!
If you’ve experienced symptoms of TMJ, see one of our neuromuscular dentists for state-of-the-art headache diagnosis and treatment in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, and Oakland, Macomb and Shelby Township areas. Simply call (248) 656-2020 or contact us online at Rochester Advanced Dentistry today for your personal neuromuscular dentistry evaluation.