Neuromuscular Dentistry Services Are Available with Dr. David S. Frey and His Team
- Posted on: May 15 2019
At the practice of Dr. David S. Frey, patients in the community of Beverly Hills, CA and beyond are able to obtain the quality dental care they need for a beautiful, healthy smile. In addition, our dentist provides services that are beneficial for patients who have been diagnosed with neuromuscular concerns such as TMJ or TMD.
Patients in the area who are concerned about malfunctions of their jaw joint may be dealing with a concern that can be addressed with neuromuscular dentistry. The jaw joint that hinges the upper and lower jaw together is known as the temporomandibular joint, or the TMJ. This jaw joint can malfunction and cause a number of issues, such as:
- Clicking and popping of the jaw when eating or speaking
- Locking of the jaw in the open or closed position
- Pain and discomfort around the jaw joint
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Discomfort that runs from the head down through the neck and shoulders
- Pain when eating, speaking, or opening and closing the jaw joint
When problems such as these arise, it is important for patients to visit their dentist to speak to a professional about their concerns. In many cases, patients may be diagnosed with TMD, which stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. This disorder can impact the function of the smile, as well as a patient’s overall quality of life if they are dealing with chronic pain and discomfort. Dr. David S. Frey will often evaluate a patient to determine if this is a proper diagnosis, and if so, will discuss with patients the benefits of treating the condition with the use of oral appliance therapy. A special mouth guard can be fabricated for a patient to reduce the tension in the smile and to also reduce the amount of pain and discomfort this condition can cause.
Interested in learning more about neuromuscular dentistry?
Contact Dr. David S. Frey in Beverly Hills, CA to discuss your options. Call (310) 276-4537 to speak to our front office team today and book an appointment and visit us at our practice in Suite 414 at 462 North Linden Drive. We welcome new and existing patients into our community office for comprehensive dental care.
Posted in: Neuromuscular Dentistry