|A Neuromuscular Practice|
When people come to us for a visit, it's usually for the traditional services – cleaning, teeth pulling, cavities, dentures, fixing broken teeth. However, there is another field of dentistry that sometimes has little to do with having a better smile – it's called neuromuscular dentistry.
Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on severe jaw misalignment problems and how they affect your teeth, nerves and muscles. Specifically, these problems stem from TMD – Temporomandibular joint disorder – which also goes by the name TMJ syndrome.
VivaSmiles is one of the few offices in the St. Louis area with training to perform the gentle, freeing procedures of neuromuscular dentistry and TMJ that can help you say goodbye to headache and jaw pain forever! Ailments such as chronic headaches, clicking and popping of the jaw, numbness in the fingertips, ringing in the ears, snoring and sleep apnea, and even Bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia can be caused by an incorrect bite.
Neuromuscular doctors always consider the bite an important part of any treatment, so as to avoid TMJ and its resulting symptoms. An LVI Neuromuscular Practice, our doctors not only focus on how teeth should look, but also how they should function. That's why at VivaSmiles, dentistry doesn't just make you look better, you feel better too.