Neuromuscular Dentistry (TMJ pain)

Neuromuscular Dentistry is a relatively new area of Dental Medicine which evaluates and treats your overall health by considering how your muscles, teeth and joints all work together. It can be an effective approach for the management of headaches, migraines and other forms of chronic pain.

Do you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines? Do your neck muscles or shoulders often feel tight? Do you have pain behind your eyes or discomfort in your jaw? Do you grind your teeth at night?

Any or all of these symptoms can be caused by an imbalance or dysfunction in the TemporoMandibular (Jaw) Joint (TMJ) and this condition is known as

TemporoMandibular Dysfunction (TMD).

Neuromuscular Dentistry can often bring relief to sufferers of debilitating, chronic head and neck pain.

Muscle Relaxant Injections have also been found to be a highly affective and safe way to treat the painful symptoms of TMD that are brought on by excessive contraction of the muscles associated with clenching or grinding of the teeth, also known as ‘Bruxism’.

Muscle relaxant treatment for management of the pain associated with TMD and Bruxism usually lasts approximately between 4 to 6 months. It can offer significant improvements to a sufferer’s quality of life.