Let’s Talk about Neuromuscular Dentistry
- Posted on: Mar 15 2017
There are several symptoms that you may experience on a routine basis, never realizing that the soreness or stiffness in your jaw could be an actual disorder. If your jaw makes popping sounds when you chew, or you simply feel tension across the jaw, it is possible that you are affected by TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder is centralized in the joints of the jaw, the temporomandibular joints. However, the problem may not originate here. As well, symptoms may extend beyond those normally associated with TMJ disorder.
The Challenge of TMJ Disorder
Because symptoms and causes are not the same across the board, discovering how to improve the oral health and wellness of a patient means that we have to do some investigative work. We must seek out evidence to support the suspected cause of pain. This is where Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Frey begins the path toward comfort. With a strong background in neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Frey understands the subtlety with which symptoms of TMJ may occur. He looks beyond the obvious and is, therefore, able to develop the proper treatment protocol for each patient.
How is TMJ Developed?
There are several reasons for the development of TMJ disorder. Essentially, any factor that instigates excessive, chronic pressure on the TMJs can signal the onset of symptoms. This could be a gum-chewing habit. It could be bruxism occurring when one sleeps, or it could be that the joints were injured during an athletic event. Sometimes, TMJ develops over time due to stress caused by malocclusion.
Causes of TMJ
The cause of TMJ disorder differs as much from person to person as much as the symptoms each will struggle with. From this standpoint, it is easy to understand why a singular method of treatment may not be appropriate for every case. To determine how we can help you resolve your TMJ symptoms, we perform a thorough evaluation of your jaw and the structures in question.
Treatment for TMJ disorder often involves a custom oral appliance. Those that we supply to our patients are truly customized, fabricated from high-quality images based on accurate models of the oral structure obtained with a TENS device and Electromyography.
Are you suffering from the signs of TMJ disorder, such as chronic headaches or migraines, pain in your jaw or face? Let’s talk. Contact the office of Dr. Frey at 310-276-4537. We are now seeing patients in Beverly Hills and Marylebone, UK.