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What is Neuromuscular Dentistry? Princeton, NJ
Jaw Pain Princeton NJ

Neuromuscular dentistry is a field of oral health that considers how your teeth, bones, and soft tissues relate to one another — and in turn, affect the nerves and muscles throughout your face.

An imbalanced bite can lead to irregular pressure points and altered muscular function. In turn, it can compound into facial pain, TMJ disorder (TMD/TMJD) and limited range of motion in your jaw. Although neuromuscular treatments aren’t restricted to TMD, the two often go hand in hand due to TMJ problems frequently accompanying an imbalanced bite.

If you have pain or popping in your TMJ, then neuromuscular dentistry with our Princeton dentist can help you to find a solution through noninvasive therapies and improved oral function.

Neuromuscular dentistry aims to improve your oral function and thereby naturally ease chronic pain and TMJ problems. It can also be combined with therapies like bite splints, orthodontic therapy, or injectables. On occasion, our Princeton dentist may recommend adjusting the biting edges of certain teeth to ease pressure points throughout your mouth. Achieving a centric occlusion makes it so that your jaws and muscles can work more efficiently, rather than harder than they need to.

What are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

  • Frequent headaches
  • Limited range of motion
  • Irregular tooth wear
  • Flat, broken teeth or dental work
  • Popping and clicking noises
  • Sore jaws
  • Pain that extends through your neck and shoulders

Schedule Your Exam Today

If you suffer from TMJ symptoms or constant headaches, contact Prime Dental Care today.  We’ll reserve a comprehensive exam so that you can discuss your concerns, ask questions, and meet with our team about neuromuscular treatments that are available.  We look forward to seeing you!

Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care

417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

Prime Dental Care

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Ms P.

My husband has been going to Dr Ma and this practice for many years and swears by them so I thought I would try it out. Very pleasant and professional with a great location and good availability, they respond to queries in a timely way and provide reminders for appointments via text which is great since some practices appear to be in the dark ages on some of the practical stuff. Everyone seems to try to ensure you have a pleasant visit (in spite of being to the dentist!) so kudos to the whole operation. Also, a lot of care has been taken to go above and beyond the requirements of hygiene during this pandemic including state-of-the-art air filtration systems.

Jay J.

Starting from reception to the assistant to the doctors they are so amazing. I have major dental anxiety and they were above and beyond sweet and nice to me. I have come back after a root canal and I can go for a run I feel that good and comfortable with them. They rock! They are awesome- I highly recommend this place

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I’m experiencing a very painful toothache during the COVID-19 period. Thanks for Dr. Ma’s quick response using the “teledentistry”, I got a timely and precise diagnosis without having to step out of my house. I really appreciated their help at this moment!

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I have been here multiple times with Maggie and Dr.Patel. Both of them are amazing and make you feel very comfortable the whole time!

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Everyone there is friendly and professional. They have taken great care of me every time I’ve visited.

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Prime Dental care has a great friendly staff. I had a wonderful experience with my hygienist Kate, she was very thorough, professional, and kind! Dr. Ma was informative and did a wonderful job of explaining everything. Would highly recommend Prime Dental Care!

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Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

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