A Holistic Approach to Dental Care

Neuromuscular dentistryNeuromuscular dentistry specifically looks at the relationship between the teeth, joints, and muscles and how they can potentially cause a range of disruptions in the body. The most common condition that this type of dentistry focusses on is the treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMD in Victoria, Colwood, and Langford.

Patients who suffer from TMJ disorder will often have the following symptoms:

  • Unrestful sleep
  • Clicking or popping jaw
  • Limited jaw movement
  • Grinding or clenching of the jaw
  • Facial or neck pain
  • Migraines
  • Frequent headaches

Treating these symptoms with neuromuscular dentistry can help you relieve the problems without the use of surgery or heavy medication.

One thing you must remember is that neuromuscular dentistry doesn’t just apply to TMJ disorder or poor bite alignment. It also applies to orthodontic or cosmetic improvements that a patient wants. So, if you’re undergoing treatment like porcelain veneers, or Invisalign, it is going to have an impact on the positioning of the teeth and jaw and must, therefore, neuromuscular principles should be considered alongside the treatment.