If you experience symptoms 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 or trigeminal neuralgia, you may be surprised to learn that the pain may be caused by a poor or misaligned bite. The muscles of the temple area and forehead play a key role in positioning and closing the jaw. Although you may have never thought about it, every time you swallow, bite, chew, even yawn or sneeze you bring your teeth together. Most people swallow several thousand times each day! This makes your bite or the way your teeth come together one of the most critical components of your dental health.
Your jaw and its muscles must work in harmony to keep your jaw comfortably placed and relaxed. That’s why neuromuscular dentistry is so special—it uses the relaxed position of the muscles of the head and neck to place the jaw into an optimal physiologic position. Twenty-five years of research and clinical experience have shown this to be effective in treating patients with head and neck pain.
We work with you to measure and determine your ideal position, and using gentle and non-invasive techniques, which can help your muscles relax and your jaw find alignment. Even better, neuromuscular treatment may be covered by your medical insurance.