Neuromuscular Dentist in North Miami, FL
Real Smile Dentistry offers neuromuscular dentists to treat a range of tooth problems and assist with healthy biting and chewing. More than 70% of dentists surveyed and spotted an accretion of cases enduring teeth grinding and clenching, conditions constantly associated with stress. More specifically, 71% of dentists surveyed charted a raise in prevalence of teeth grinding and clenching. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 1811 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL 33181.
Table of Contents:
What is neuromuscular Therapy for TMJ?
What Is Neuromuscular Dentistry?
Why see a Neuromuscular Dentist?
Why Choose Real Smiles for your TMJ Treatment?
When considering dental and oral health, many people think that dentists are only able to address the teeth and gums, while doctors address the rest. Neuromuscular dentistry through a physiologic approach is able to bridge that gap between dentistry and medicine to approach dental and oral health as a fully interdependent system in which any failing part can have a massive impact on the rest. The misalignment of the jaw will not only affect the health of the gums and teeth and how they grow and develop, but also cause tension and strain on the surrounding joints, tissue, and muscles which can often lead to tension in the neck, face, and shoulders, as well as cause headaches and migraines. Having a medical professional that can see the system as a whole picture and how everything is affected by a small change is vital for treating neuromuscular disorders such as TMJ.
Neuromuscular therapy is focused on the alignment and movement of the jaw and muscles surrounding as a system to open and close the mouth. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is where the jaw connects to the skull, and is a frequent site for disorders which cause popping and pain. Neuromuscular therapy can be useful as a way to treat the symptoms caused by TMJ including pain, headaches, limited range of motion, sustained muscle tension and the goal is to eventually have the patient regaining full mobility of their jaw and to continue doing any activities normally again. A neuromuscular therapy treatment for TMJ would likely consist of identifying imbalances of the jaw through 3D tracking, measuring vibrations in the jaw using sonography, relief of muscle spasms through transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and tracking jaw muscle movements through electrical pulses, all to identify from where your pain is originating. They will need to gather as much information about your jaw mobility and bite patterns as they can in order to develop a personalized treatment plan as everyone’s treatment will be slightly different depending on their case. The goal is to find the best alignment for your jaw and to develop a treatment that will enable your jaw to be in a position that is better for you to provide pain and tension relief.
Neuromuscular Dentistry is a specialty that focuses on the alignment of the jaw, and how the muscles and tissue surrounding the jaw contribute to how it opens and closes. This includes the bones, teeth, jaw points, and facial muscles, while also concerning the health of the gums and teeth. They view mouth health from a slightly farther lens that approaches dentistry as a system that works together to function rather than specializing in treating the individual parts. This kind of dentistry is much more complex and puts more importance on the interdependent relationship between all of the related parts to ensure the health and functionality of the mouth.
Many people will seek out a neuromuscular dentist because they are experiencing jaw tension and headaches, which are often caused by the misalignment of the bite and/or jaw. Your bite pattern can identify any problems with your jaw alignment and most people do not realize how crucial your jaw alignment is for the proper function of the surrounding muscles and nerves. It is recommended that you consider visiting a neuromuscular dentist if you are experiencing the following symptoms;
– Jaw pain
– A popping or clicking noise when the jaw is opened or closed
– Lock jaw
– Frequent headaches or migraines
– Stiffness in the neck, shoulders, or face
These symptoms often indicate a TMJ disorder, for which a neuromuscular dentist is more than qualified to address.
Real Smiles consists of a team of highly skilled and incredibly experienced dentists, including several who have more than 25 years of experience in the field. Dr. Nassery, one of the founders of Real Smile, specializes in TMJ Disorders and Physiologic Dentistry and is known as one of the leading specialists of Physiologic Dentistry. Real Smile directly collaborates with the TMJ Research Foundation and our goal is to bridge the gap between dentistry with medicine. Choosing Real Smiles for your TMJ treatment would ensure quality care with a team of experienced and friendly professionals using cutting edge and up to date medical practices. We use a physiologic approach to dentistry that focuses on the functioning of your mouth and how it affects and is affected by the rest of your body, which enables a more comprehensive treatment that ensures your comfort and health are our top priority.
To learn more about treatment, please contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Miami Beach, FL and North Miami, FL. We serve patients from Miami Beach FL, Greater Miami FL, Midtown FL, Miami Shores FL, Aventura FL, Wynwood FL, Little Haiti FL, Dodge Island FL, North Miami FL, Pinewood FL and surrounding areas.
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