Paschen Orthodontics Treats TMD With Neuromuscular Dentistry
What Is TMD?
If you suffer from chronic facial or neck pain, you may suffer from TMJ disorder, also known as Temporomandibular Disorder. This disorder affects millions of Americans, and there is something you can do to relieve your symptoms. Our teeth, joints, muscles, and nerves all work together in the proper alignment and function of our jaw. When any part of this delicate equation is overlooked, TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) and other serious dental problems can develop.
The Inclusive Approach Of Neuromuscular Dentistry Helps Treat TMD
Neuromuscular dentistry differs from traditional dentistry in that it includes focused consideration of the muscles and nerves in and around the jaw — and the correct positioning of the jaw — as part of overall oral health. This inclusive approach can help treat TMD as well as provide more comfortable and longer-lasting solutions to related dental treatments, such as dentures and smile makeovers.
The temporomandibular joints connect your lower jawbones to your skull, and these joints are used whenever you speak, chew, swallow, or yawn. So if you have pain in these joints, it can cause a great deal of discomfort. Symptoms of TMD include:
- Frequent headaches and neck, back or shoulder pain
- Ringing or stuffiness in your ears
- Facial pain
- Sensitive and sore teeth
- Muscle spasms in your jaw
- Limited opening of the mouth
- Worn or cracked teeth
- Change in the alignment of your top and bottom teeth
- Clicking or popping in the jaw joints
Should you suffer from any of these symptoms, call Dr. Paschen’s office today to make an appointment to discuss these issues. Your initial appointment is always complimentary. He will help you determine if you actually have TMD and what you can do to relieve these symptoms.
We Care About Your Overall Oral Health
TMD affects millions of people. Dr. Paschen has received special training to address TMD problems using the inclusive approach to neuromuscular dentistry. This treatment utilizes modern technology to precisely determine the proper positioning of the jaw, and to place the jaw into its optimal position, which can help relieve the symptoms associated with TMD.
If you have symptoms like those listed above, take a minute and make an appointment with our team. We’d be happy to take the time to visit with you about the benefits of neuromuscular dentistry. Call us at (608) 356-7846, (608) 356-6611 or email us.