TMJ Therapy with Neuromuscular Dentistry

Amarillo Dentist Serving Borger, Dalhart & Nearby Texas Communities

Neuromuscular Dentistry

If you woke up with a headache again this morning, you weren’t alone. Millions of people spend their sleeping hours grinding their teeth. Most attribute it to stress. Most are wrong. Nocturnal grinding is a common symptom of malocclusion – a misaligned bite; a condition that leads to symptoms that range from annoying to painful. But the problem is easily diagnosed and corrected with neuromuscular dentistry.

What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?

Neuromuscular dentistry is a nonsurgical discipline used to diagnose and treat malocclusion through the gentle repositioning of the jaw, alleviating years of pain and discomfort and enhancing the appearance of the smile.

TMJ Signs & Symptoms

When the bite is off (malocclusion), many problems can occur. The most common is TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome), a condition that causes pain and soreness in the jaw. But malocclusion also causes many other symptoms that make diagnosis for most health professionals difficult, including:

  • TMJ pain
  • Clicking and popping in the jaw joints when eating or talking
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Sinus problems
  • Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
  • Unexplained loose teeth
  • Worn, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Cracked, chipped or broken dental restorations
  • Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
  • Pain in teeth that seems to move around
  • Stiffness or soreness in the neck, shoulders and back, sometimes radiating down your arm to your fingers
  • Snoring
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Congestion or stuffiness of the ears, or subjective hearing loss

If you have questions about neuromuscular treatment or TMJ therapy, schedule an appointment to see Dr. Esler, call (806) 576-3076 today.  Esler Dental Group serves patients from Amarillo, Borger, Dalhart, and nearby communities in Texas.