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Neuromuscular Dentistry for TMJ in Brentwood

Although some patients may require corrective jaw surgery to treat a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, it may be possible to treat it using neuromuscular dentistry. Depending on your individual needs, neuromuscular dentistry could give you the best results without the need for more invasive procedures.

Treat TMJ with Non-Invasive Neuromuscular Dentistry
at Brentwood Dental Spa

When you visit Brentwood Dental Spa, we’ll be able to help you determine if neuromuscular dentistry is right for you. Based on your individual requirements, we can develop a personalized plan to correct your jaw and prevent tooth damage.

What Is Neuromuscular Dentistry and TMJ?

Neuromuscular dentistry is a type of dentistry technique that’s used to correct TMJ disorders, whereas other treatments may simply alleviate pain and other symptoms. It’s non-invasive, unlike surgery, and the results could correct your bite to significantly reduce or completely eliminate any pain associated with TMJ. To determine if you’re a good fit for neuromuscular dentistry to treat TMJ, your dentist will be able to examine your mouth and develop a treatment plan to realign your bite, which can not only prevent discomfort but also damage to your teeth and jaw.
If you’re experiencing symptoms such as pain in your jaw, shoulders, neck, and even ears, this could indicate TMJ. Additional symptoms and signs may include ringing in your ears, difficulty talking or chewing, and limited mobility of the jaw, among others.

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How Neuromuscular Dentistry Works

If you’re considering neuromuscular dentistry, you’ll be able to discuss this option with your dentist. Your dentist will then learn more about your bite and whether you’re suffering from TMJ based on the signs and symptoms present. To properly diagnose TMJ, dentists will take radiographs of the jaw and teeth.
If TMJ is the cause of your pain, your dentist can then develop a personalized treatment plan using neuromuscular dentistry. This will entail realigning your jaw and move the teeth to the right location, which can provide the ideal bite for your bones, teeth, tendons, and muscles. Neuromuscular dentists will be able to closely examine your mouth to determine what the optimal bite is for you, as there is no universal “correct” bite.
Your dentist may also be able to work with other specialists to further help treat TMJ with neuromuscular dentistry. In addition to your dentist, specialists such as physical therapists, ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists, and chiropractors may be able to work together to address other issues contributing to your TMJ.

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Get Neuromuscular Dentistry for TMJ in Los Angeles

Are you considering non-invasive neuromuscular dentistry to treat your TMJ disorder? The dentists at Brentwood Dental Spa are here to help you develop a specialized care plan specifically for you. Schedule an appointment today to learn if you qualify for neuromuscular dentistry, and discuss our other dental services. From regular dentistry to cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, we offer a wide range of services to help our patients in the Los Angeles area. Simply contact us today to get started.

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