Misalignment of the jaw can have various effects on both the hard and soft tissues of the body. This can lead to several physiological issues, including headaches, pain in the neck and shoulders, discomfort in the jaw, clicking or popping sounds in the jaw, and tinnitus (a ringing sensation in the ears). TMJ, also known as temporomandibular joint syndrome or TMD, can be the cause of various symptoms in certain cases. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, consulting with a neuromuscular dentist could potentially assist you in restoring optimal dental function.
Neuromuscular dentistry is a dental approach that focuses on placing the jaw in its optimal position. This can help alleviate the symptoms commonly associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD). Traditional dentistry focuses on evaluating the teeth, bones, and gums, while neuromuscular dentistry considers the hard and soft tissues, muscles, and nerves.