If you experience chronic pain and headaches and cannot find effective treatment, you may be suffering from pain caused by the position and alignment of your jaws. Neuromuscular dentistry treatment can relieve your pain by realigning your teeth and jaws to their ideal position.
The goal of neuromuscular dentistry is to establish a bite position allowing the hard and soft tissues, muscles and nerves in your head to work together correctly. By establishing your ideal jaw position with dental technology, our dentists can help you avoid pain and discomfort caused by an unharmonious relationship between your facial tissues, nerves and muscles. If you're in need of a Boston neuromuscular dentist, please contact Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry. Call us at (781) 350-4385.
Symptoms of Neuromuscular Conditions
If your jaw is not in its optimal position, the muscles and other tissues in your head can be strained and overexerted, which cause the muscles and nerves to become fatigued and inflamed. Our team will work with you to try to correct the following symptoms of a neuromuscular condition:
- Jaw pain
- Neck pain
- Popping or clicking in the jaw
- Grinding noises when you open or close your mouth
- Pain and swelling in the jaw area
- Eye pressure
- Sinus problems
Our Boston neuromuscular dentists utilize top-of-the-line equipment in order to treat neuromuscular conditions. We will utilize a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device in order to fully relax the muscles in your face so we can determine the optimal position for your jaw. We may also use K7 technology in order to determine how your jaw moves when it's relaxed.
After determining your optimal bite and jaw position, we may recommend several different options for treatment. In some cases, we need to repair some of your teeth in order to help your bite. This may include the following:
- Stretches and exercise for your jaw
- An orthotic device to achieve ideal jaw position
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Tooth-colored fillings
Using a combination of several techniques, our Massachusetts cosmetic dentists will help alleviate your symptoms and correct your bite. If you believe you may have a neuromuscular condition that is caused by a misaligned bite, please contact Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry. Call us at (781) 350-4385.