Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain? Tension in your face or jaw? If so, the cause may be related to your bite, or the way that your teeth fit together when you bite down and chew your food. At Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry, patients in the Clearwater, FL area and surrounding communities can benefit from neuromuscular dentistry techniques. This innovative, holistic method of treating these aches and pains can help you find relief. It can even be helpful for many patients who have been told they need TMJ treatment.
What is neuromuscular dentistry?
Neuromuscular dentistry is a simple, but scientifically accurate, method of determining whether your muscles and jaw alignment are contributing to pains you are experiencing, such as neck pain and headaches in the back of your head. Using a simple test, our dentists can determine whether your pains are rooted in a dental cause. If this is the underlying issue, then we perform techniques to relax your jaw muscles and determine their natural resting position for maximum function and comfort. Then, we determine the length of your teeth that will help your bite into optimal position. Tooth length is an essential component of a healthy bite that other dentists can fail to account for when they restore your teeth, which can lead to nerve and muscular problems and other unpleasant symptoms.
Benefits of neuromuscular dentistry
We have seen some truly remarkable recoveries using neuromuscular dentistry techniques—no surgery or invasive procedures necessary! It can provide:
- Less jaw pain
- Shoulder, back, and/or neck pain relief
- A reduction in ear congestion or ringing in the ears
- TMJ headache treatment, as well as relief from other TMJ symptoms
- Better sleep
- Relief from dizziness and tingling or numbness in your arms and fingers
- A healthier bite so you don’t experience uneven wear and tear on your teeth
- Increased mobility in your jaw and relief from the sensation of popping, grinding, or locking
- …and more
If you are suffering from unexplained chronic pain, we may be able to help. Call Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry in Clearwater, FL today at 727-888-6523 to schedule your complimentary consultation.