Neuromuscular Dentistry

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neuromuscular-300x199Many individuals do not realize that muscles play an important role in dentistry. The science of Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD) evaluates and treats your overall oral health by considering how your muscles, teeth and joints all work together. NMD techniques are used to treat individuals that suffer from Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ/TMD) and assist in a return to health, comfort and proper esthetics.

Do you suffer from any of these?

  • Headaches
  • Clenching or grinding
  • Jaw joint pain
  • Facial pain
  • Jaw joint noise or clicking
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Chewing difficulties
  • Ear congestion
  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Postural problems
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Tingling of the fingertips
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hot and cold sensitivity of teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Nervousness or insomnia

If you answered yes to some of the above symptoms, we may be able to help. The bite can be a factor in many types of pain or functional problems because of the inter-relationship of the overall musculoskeletal system. A comprehensive examination may reveal the cause of the problems and point us toward a solution.

Here at Gillespie Dentistry we have the most up-to-date computer instrumentation that allows us to measure and study the pattern of the jaw opening and closing through its full range of motion, monitor muscle activity and determine the proper position of the jaw.

Applying these advanced technologies may change your life for the better!