TMJ Treatment

SERVING LACONIA, CONCORD AND THE LAKES REGION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

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If you suffer from symptoms such as migraines, jaw pain, sinus problems, clicking jaw joints, earaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness or teeth grinding and clenching?

Temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ or TMD) affects 75 million people at various ages, It is a chronic degenerative disease that may take years to develop and can lead to debilitating consequences if left untreated. People who suffer from TMJ/TMD have a structural imbalance in their jaw-to-skull relationship, very often caused by a bad bite. A bad bite can place excessive pressure on the muscles and tissues around the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), causing the joint to alter position. As the jaw twists into a strained, uncomfortable position, it affects the muscles in the face, back, neck and shoulders.

Contemporary Dentistry expands its reach beyond your teeth and oral health to your total health. Advances in the science of comprehensive dentistry have taught us how to bring the jaw into a relaxed position to help alleviate years of head pain and discomfort. You don’t have to suffer with pain anymore!

Freedom From Pain Through Neuromuscular Solutions

Neuromuscular dentistry is a modern, proven science that determines the relaxed position of the muscles of the head and neck and uses a variety of treatment options to guide the jaw into this optimal physiologic, healthy position. You may be a candidate for neuromuscular dentistry if you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Unexplained loose teeth
  • Worn, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Cracked, chipped or broken dental restorations
  • Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
  • Pain in teeth that seems to move around
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain
  • Facial pain
  • Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
  • Limited movement or locking jaw
  • Numbness in your fingers and arms
  • Congestion or stuffiness of the ears
  • Vertigo or dizziness

Traditional dentistry assumes that your current bite is right for you. Often this is not the case. Dr. Patel follows a neuromuscular “whole body” approach to treating head and neck pain. Rather than relying on a bad-bite jaw position, Dr. Patel uses sophisticated computerized technology to study the pattern of your jaw movements. These non-invasive tests help to determine the optimal jaw position in order to sustain structural health and alleviate pain and discomfort.

Call us today and learn how Neuromuscular dentistry can help put an end to your pain and suffering!