TMJ, Facial Pain & Headaches
Neuromuscular Dentistry is an area of Dental Medicine which evaluates and treats 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 the muscles in your neck and shoulders often feel tight? Do you deal with the pain of frequent headaches or migraines? Do you grind your teeth while you sleep? Do you feel discomfort in your jaw or pain behind your eyes?
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.