Neuromuscular Dentistry (TMJ Treatments) Neuromuscular Dentistry is a special branch of Dentistry which is focused on nerves, muscles, and the correct positioning of the jaw.
This particular branch of Dentistry offered at Divine Smiles focuses on headaches and migraines related to a condition called TMJ syndrome or temporomandibular joint disorder.
In the past, TMJ syndrome was often misdiagnosed as a simple recurring headache or migraine, which was treated with pain medicine. This was not a long lasting solution from pain and treated the symptom not the cause.
TMJ syndrome occurs when the jaw is misaligned. This usually happens following trauma and even improper dental treatments. If you are experiencing frequent headaches or migraines that include an intense locking of the jaw, and a clicking sound when you open or close your mouth, then there is a possibility that you have TMJ syndrome. Here at Divine Smiles, we offer Neuromuscular Dentistry which enables us to properly diagnose TMJ syndrome and treat it effectively. We will correct the positioning of your jaw and also amend bite patterns, which will ease the pressure on the jaw muscles and nerves caused by inflamed TMJ. With the latest techniques and state of the art dental equipment, we can properly align your jaw and treat the cause of headaches not just the symptoms. It is very important to remember that TMJ syndrome is a relatively new area of dentistry that is just beginning to be understood. At Divine Smiles, our Dentists have completed further study in Neuromuscular Dentistry treatment and have extensive experience in applying it, and will work with you to help alleviate your discomfort. If you suspect that your headache may be related to TMJ syndrome, please contact Divine Smiles today and schedule a consultation.