Neuromusclar Dentistry

Do you frequently get headaches? Do your face, neck, shoulders, and jaw ache? Do your jaw joints pop or click, or do you have problems opening or closing your mouth? If so, you may have TMJ dysfunction, or misaligned jaw joints. The misalignment of the teeth causes the jaw muscles to strain and force the jaw into better alignment. This constant straining leads to pain or other symptoms throughout the head and neck area. Dr. Thomas attended the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and as an accomplished LVI dentist, she can help relieve your TMJ symptoms with neuromuscular dentistry.
Neuromuscular dentistry involves proper alignment of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) to reduce stress on the muscles and nerves surrounding the jaw.

How Does Neuromuscular Dentistry Help?

Advances in neuromuscular dental science have taught us how to find and then maintain a comfortable jaw position. We use a TENS unit to relax muscles, increase blood flow, and help us find ideal jaw position. In some cases, dental restorations can raise or lower areas of your bite, creating a naturally comfortable position for your jaw. A custom-made oral appliance may help realign your bite, allow the muscles to relax, which will, in turn, alleviate pain in that area. In most cases, we can reposition the jaw in just a few weeks, without surgery or braces.

The Results: Look and Feel Better!

Dr. Thomas has found that many patients experience a moderate to significant change in facial appearance after neuromuscular therapy. Patients who had recessed lower jaws may enjoy a new profile, including a stronger jaw line and chin. Areas of the jaw that protruded may be pulled back into alignment. Not only will you feel better after TMJ therapy, but you may also look better!
For relief from antagonistic TMJ symptoms, call neuromuscular dentist Dr. Thomas today to schedule a comprehensive evaluation and consultation.