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The Benefits of Neuromuscular Dentistry By Bijal Joshi

  in Wellness, Fitness and Diet | Published 2020-02-13 02:28:12 | 3 Reads | Unrated


The process of Neuromuscular Dentistry Chino will involve the use of advanced diagnostic technology in order to assess the alignment of a patient’s bite.

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In the early 1960/1970, Dr. Bernard Jenkelson examined the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. He did not just limit his examination to the teeth but also investigated the relationship between muscles, nerves, bones and two temporomandibular joints (TMJs).

Neuromuscular dentistry is the approach that focuses on the correction of jaw misalignment. A neuromuscular dentist determines the optimal position of the jaw in order to correct misalignment.

The process of Neuromuscular Dentistry Chino will involve the use

of advanced diagnostic technology in order to assess the alignment of a patient’s bite.

This doesn’t just mean the position of the teeth but also the jaw joint, tendons, muscles and other tissues in motion.

People Who Need Neuromuscular Dentistry Treatment

  • Clenching or grinding of teeth
  • Tinnitus., stuffy/clogged ears
  • Sinus pressure and headaches
  • Snoring
  • Pain around the jaw
  • Popping noise when you move your jaw
  • Some of the benefits after neuromuscular dentistry treatment:
  • You’ll sleep better
  • You’ll have increased energy
  • You’ll have a more attractive smile
  • You’ll build your self-esteem
  • You’ll be in less pain and much happier

Types of Treatments

  • TENSing (Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation) muscle tension tends to be a major contributing factor in TMJ disorders. TENSing delivers low-level electrical pulses to the muscles of the neck, face and upper back in order to relax the muscle groups.
  • Orthotic splints also are known as bite guards and night guards in some cases, orthotic splints are over your lower arch of the teeth in order to reduce points of contact with the upper teeth. This eases the tension caused by clenching of the teeth, which helps relax the structures of your jaw affected by TMD.

The Technology Used In Neuromuscular Dentistry

  • Sonography: measures vibration in the jaw when it opens and closes to identify the joint is not functioning
  • Electromyography: Electrical impulses track jaw muscle movements
  • Jaw tracking: Magnets draw a 3D model of the jaw to identify abnormalities

Some Immediate Benefits Are As Follows

Neuromuscular Dentistry deals with such problems in the jaws and some other sections that have no relation to the teeth of a person. Naturally, the process and treatment method accomplished in this type of dentistry comes along with some benefits. We are going to mention these benefits.

  • Jaw pain is a persistent problem among people of all ages. A number of reasons including the misalignment of the jaws, some physical injury to the jaws or malfunctioning of certain facial muscles that operate the jaw.
  • Migraines can also be treated by neuromuscular dentistry. A number of cases have been successfully treated where patients have reported no further migraine attacks. Is has also been seen that after successful treatments, patients have never ever reported any headaches either.
  • While jaw pains and headaches may have more to do with facial muscles than the TMJ, neuromuscular dentistry Chino can also offer treatment to misaligned teeth, tooth breakage, tooth shortening or muscle thinning. These are issues that gradually come up.

Consistent bad bites can eventually result in misaligned teeth set and situations that cannot be addressed by either surgery or any type of braces. The problem lies in the fact that the problem is not caused by the teeth or the jaw bone but by muscles and wrong alignment.


Dental problems are not only the ones that originate from our teeth. There are often some other muscles and joints which are included in the problem list.

Whether it is a headache that you are having or TMJ disorder, neuromuscular dentistry is like a ray of hope for you. With countless benefits and treatment practices, such problems will disappear in a jiffy.

There are experts that are handling the cases and it is important for people to choose the option wisely. Go ahead and make an appointment at the dentistry right now.


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