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Neuromuscular Dentistry

Have you experienced  unexplained pain in your face, recurring headaches? Ringing in your ears, or experience neck & back pain?  Have you been to mutiple doctors multiple times but can’t seem to get relief? If so, you may be one of the millions of Americans TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder.

Here at Palencia Dental, we can reduce or alleviate your TMJ by determining your jaw’s ideal position. By correcting a mis-aligned bite, we can reduce wear or damage to teeth.

By determining this, we utilize a few special bite computers. One is called a K7 Evaluation System, manufactured by Myotronics, a Seattle-based company that manufactures equipment that relaxes chewing muscles, tracks their activity and can track the jaw in space at the same time. Using this system of diagnosis and treatment is called neuromuscular dentistry.

This particular neuromuscular technology is used when people have signs and symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorder. The technology’s purpose is to help dentists find a better, more comfortable position for the jaw.

In today’s stressful times, TMD is becoming a huge issue along with sleep apnea. Apnea and TMD tend to go hand-in-hand; if one has apnea, more than likely they have TMD.

Signs of TMD

*Teeth that are worn, especially in the front.

*Teeth that have notches at the gum line

*People who have multiple root canals

*People who have teeth that break People who have teeth that break

*People who clench and grind

*Sleep apnea

Symptoms of TMD

*Tension headaches

*Painful muscles at the base of the neck

*Ears that feel clogged or that ring

*Pain behind eyes

*Jaw joints that pop

The good news is, if you have any of these signs and symptoms, we can help! Contact Palencia Dental at (904) 474-5444