- Posted on: Sep 28 2011
Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the muscles that move your jaw. When you bite down, your teeth fit together like a puzzle. Your unique bite forces your muscles and jaw into a certain position, which may not be its natural resting position.
If your jaw joint is misaligned, both the hard and soft tissues are affected and a number of other problems may result, such as:
- Jaw pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Clicking or popping in your jaw joint
In a many of these cases, these symptoms are the result of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Your Ardmore neuromuscular dentist works to realign your bite and resolve TMD symptoms. Their job is to find your jaw’s optimal position and take the necessary measures to ensure that your teeth fit together properly, without straining your muscles. Neuromuscular dentists understand the necessity for including the power source (muscles) and the controls (nerves) which create the movement of your teeth and the functionality of your mouth.
Do you live in Philadelphia, Main Line, or Ardmore, Pennsylvania and believe you may be suffering from TMD? Please contact the office of Philadelphia Neuromuscular Dentist, Dr. Lindsey Marshall and come in for a diagnosis as soon as possible.