Pain Relief with Neuromuscular Dentistry
We have seen many patients in the Sacramento area who suffer from symptoms of TMJ because they aren't aware of the cause of the problem. Symptoms such as migraines and tingling in the fingertips can seem completely unrelated to your jaw.
Neuromuscular dentistry takes into consideration the entire system that controls the positioning and function of your jaw. By looking at the way your jaw and teeth align, we can identify why you are having pain in your jaw, neck, or even upper back.
Occlusion is the process of closing your jaw and is commonly referred to as your bite. When your teeth don't fit together properly (misaligned bite), your muscles must work hard to bring your bite together, which causes the painful symptoms.
Neuromuscular dentists seek to establish a harmonious relationship between your teeth, muscles, and jaw joints. We can conduct a variety of tests to determine how your bite is misaligned and provide Non-Surgical TMJ Therapy to help relieve your symptoms.
Once we have identified your bite misalignment, we can provide custom orthotics for temporary / semi-permanent treatment. These orthotics differ from traditional splints and bite guards, which do not account for correcting your bite. Traditional splints and guards can allow grinding and leave other symptoms unaddressed.
Many patients find that the orthotic corrects their bite and relieves their painful symptoms. In this case, you can continue to use this non-permanent device. In other cases, you may choose to undergo treatment to have your bite permanently corrected.
Don't suffer any longer with TMJ. Please contact Nu Smile or call 916-780-9688 today to schedule your neuromuscular dentistry consultation with an experienced dentist in Roseville. We serve patients throughout the Roseville and Sacramento area in California.