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