TMJ – Neuromuscular

TMJ – Neuromuscular

What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular therapy involves using a tensing machine as well as special measuring devices to detect the tension and activity of the muscles in the head and neck region. When you are experiencing Temporal Mandibular Jaw pain or as referred to TMJ-related problems, you may find that your jaw is painful, inflamed and uncomfortable. TMJ problems may come as a result of tooth grinding, poor bite, sleep apnea, and accidents. 

Why might you need Neuromuscular Therapy?

You may need Neuromuscular therapy if you’re currently suffering with TMJ problems and pain. In most cases, TMJ problems involve pain, discomfort and inflammation around the joint of the jaw bone. You may hear a clicking and cracking sound when you open or close your mouth.

What makes you a good candidate for Neuromuscular?

Neuromuscular is safe and effective for people who are having problems related to their temporomandibular joint. This tens machine helps to relax the muscles and tissue in the area, helping to relieve tension and stiffness. The therapy is done quickly and conveniently in our office. Because there are many contributing factors to TMJ issues, we will first consult with you to find out what is causing your pain and the best way to treat the underlying condition.

What can be expected with Neuromuscular Therapy?

You will first come in for a consultation to determine the root cause of pain and discomfort. We may recommend Neuromuscular therapy, which acts like a tensing unit to relax the muscles in the area. We then utilize a K7 unit that measures the activity and tension around the joint itself.   An orthotic may be utilized (appliance that rests on the lower teeth) to help stablize the muscle, joints and teeth in proper alignment.   With the help of Neuromuscular therapy, it is an option to reduce the pain and discomfort that you are experiencing.

If you’re interested in Neuromuscular treatment call our office and our helpful staff members can help answer any of your questions.

All services are performed by a general dentist.

A tense machine is utilized to relax the muscles involved in closing and opening the jaw. We then use the K7 that will allow the dentist to measure muscle tension and place the bite in the most ideal position . A lower orthotic is then fabricated based on the measurements captured to help align the joint, muscles and teeth in harmony.