Why Do I Need Neuromuscular Dentistry?

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When your teeth and jaw are properly aligned, everything works well, from the muscles that support your face, neck and back to the balance of your bite. When you have any sort of muscle imbalance or any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing temporamandibular joint disorder (commonly known as TMD or TMJ).

TMJ symptoms include:

  • clicking or grating sounds from your jaw
  • limited jaw movement
  • loose teeth for no apparent reason
  • migraine-like headaches
  • facial pain or pain in and near your jaw joints

Neuromuscular dentistry is concerned with the effects of mandibular (jawbone) position on the body as a whole and on the effects of your body on jaw and head posture. Neuromuscular dentistry places the jaw into its optimal position by working with the hard tissues, soft tissues, muscles and nerves of your jaw. It is a comprehensive treatment method which serves to correct the bite and realign the jaw.

The benefits of neuromuscular dentistry include longer lasting dental restorations, decreased or eliminated pain, and enhanced overall jaw health.

Dr. Negru of Bright Smile Dental Care passionately believes in helping you regain and maintain your dental health in a non-invasive way to correct any misalignment between your neck, teeth and jaw. He uses the K7 Evaluation System to track precise jaw movements, record muscle function measurements and to provide TMJ/TMD treatment.

To return your jaw to its proper alignment, Dr. Negru may recommend options including:

  • DNA appliance therapy
  • dental restorations
  • orthodontics
  • neuromuscular orthotics

Please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today to learn more about neuromuscular dentistry treatment for TMJ/TMD disorders. Dr. Michael Negru serves patients in Beaverton, Aloha, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

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