Neuromuscular Dentistry Bismarck, Garrison – North Dakota
Many patients who complain of having jaw pain or difficulty chewing are unaware that a branch of dentistry called neuromuscular dentistry diagnoses and treats these symptoms. At Deeter Dental, our dentists have focused on neuromuscular dentistry in order to help you find relief from pain you may have due to this condition.
What is TMJ?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and it is the ball-in-socket joint which connects your lower jaw to your skull. The TMJ is a complex system of bones, muscles, and tendons which controls not only how you open and close your mouth, but how you chew and speak. It may even affect your ear canals, shoulders and back.
Millions of Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, the misalignment of the jaw. When your jaw is out of alignment, it can cause a series of problems which range from minor irritations to debilitating pain. Many patients seek help from their general practitioners, chiropractors, and even neurologists, never realizing that the source of their discomfort is in fact their jaw joint.
Neuromuscular dentistry specifically deals with the alignment of the jaw joint and how it interacts with the jaw and teeth as well as other parts of the head and neck. Neuromuscular dentists understand that repositioning the TMJ into correct alignment is the only solution for TMD.
At Deeter Dental, part of caring for your whole mouth’s health includes recognizing TMJ disorders and treating them. Because a misaligned jaw joint can cause severe and unnecessary damage to your teeth, it is important to undergo treatment for this serious condition.
You may be suffering from a misaligned TMJ if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Sore jaw or teeth
- Grinding teeth
- Unexplained headaches
- Neck, shoulder, or back pain
- Ringing in ears
- Dizziness or vision problems
- Popping, clicking or grinding sounds in jaw
- Jaw stiffness or immobility
Schedule a Consultation
Please contact our Bismarck neuromuscular dentists today, serving patients in Bismarck, the surrounding areas of North Dakota. Call our Bismarck office at 701.222.1800 or our Garrison office at 701.463.2884.