Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the muscles as the major factor in determining proper jaw position and function of the upper and lower teeth against each other. If there is disharmony between your muscles, jaws, and teeth, the result can be any of a group of symptoms commonly known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction - TMD or TMJ.
Symptoms of TMJ include clicking or popping in the joint, headaches, earaches, ringing in the ears, and muscle soreness or tension of the head, neck, or shoulders. These symptoms and others, such as clinching or grinding can occur individually or in any combination and can cause severe pain and debilitation.
TMJ Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms and restoring your bite to proper function to prevent symptoms from recurring.
For more information, see Questions about TMJ/TMD.
If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ or TMD in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, call us at 918-663-5538, or toll free at 1-877-663-5538 to set up a free consultation, or fill out our online form. We look forward to hearing from you and giving you the perfect smile you have always wanted.