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Neuromuscular Dentistry

Dr. Hill is trained in Neuromuscular Dentistry which focuses on the healthy relationship among the teeth, jaw joints, and head and neck muscles. Many people live with the pain of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) on a daily basis because of a lack of diagnosis. Dr. Hill uses neuromuscular dentistry to treat TMJ at its root cause, not at its symptoms. Frequently, people seek out treatment for the symptoms caused by TMJ, not the true issue of the TMJ itself. The problem is that TMJ can cause pain in a number of places that do not seem related to the alignment of teeth, making it tricky to diagnose.

By putting the temporomandibular joint back into alignment and placing the jaw into its optimal position, neuromuscular dentistry can alleviate most headache problems related to TMJ, muscle, nerve and joint disorders.

If you have seen a doctor for the following symptoms and have only received treatments for the symptoms (like pain prescriptions), you should visit us for a neuromuscular consultation.

Check out the following symptoms.

  • Severe headaches are one of the most common symptoms of a TMJ problem.
  • Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, and the TMJ headache is a tension type of headache.
  • Clenching and grinding the teeth, which are TMJ symptoms, produce pain from the muscles in the head, which is a headache. Unfortunately, these headaches can be so frequent or severe that they are frequently misdiagnosed and treated as migraine headaches.

Neuromuscular dentistry ensures the muscles are properly aligned so they do not have to work hard positioning the teeth to a strained bite.

By putting the temporomandibular joint back into alignment and placing the jaw into its optimal position, neuromuscular dentistry can alleviate most headache problems related to TMJ, muscle, nerve and joint disorders.

Facial pain is one of the symptoms that can arise when a patient’s bite is not properly aligned, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunctions and a number of related symptoms can arise. The jaw area of the face is a complex network of bones, joints, muscles, and nerves. When the jaw becomes unaligned, the surrounding bones, muscles, and nerves are also affected. This includes the muscles of the face, which experience strain or spasm because the muscles are working extra hard to compensate for the unstable bite.

Dr. Hill can help facial pain problems by working with the source of the problem, the bite. We will stabilize and realign your bite so that the teeth, muscles, and joints all work together without strain. Now is the time to do something about that facial pain.

Neck and shoulder pain is also a common result of TMJ. Having a “bad bite” (malocclusion) causes an imbalance in the jaw-to-skull relationship, which in turn twists the jaw into a strained position that refers pain to the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back.

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