TMJ Treatment and Neuromuscular Dentistry
Neuromuscular dentistry from Dr. Joseph G. Willardsen can help patients who suffer from the debilitating effects of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and other conditions of the jaw. With neuromuscular dentistry, our experienced team here at True Dentistry can improve your bite, restore jaw position, and get the nerves, muscles, and tissues in the jaw area back to proper working order.
One of the most desirable effects of neuromuscular dentistry is that it can alleviate many of the symptoms associated with irregular jaw position, including:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Tinnitis (ringing ears)
- Facial pain
- Ear ache
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Shoulder and neck pain
- Problems opening or closing the mouth
- Worn down teeth
- Problems biting, chewing, or swallowing
- Numbness in the arms and/or fingers
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder and other jaw conditions can have an effect on your day-to-day life, and can be caused by a number of issues. These include arthritis, teeth clenching, a breakdown of cartilage, and even simple overuse.
Dr. Willardsen utilizes advanced technology here at True Dentistry to provide a comprehensive oral evaluation. From your initial evaluation, he will create a treatment plan designed to restore the balance between the temporomandibular joint, muscles, and teeth.
These treatments can include medication, oral appliances, orthodontics, jaw and bite therapies, oral surgery, and/or restorative dentistry techniques that can keep the structures of your mouth in a more relaxed and comfortable position, reducing symptoms and helping to improve your quality of life.