Rogersville Neuromuscular Dentistry
Find Relief for Headaches & TMJ Disorder
According to a recent study, as many as 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorder (TMD) at any time. People who suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder may experience chronic headaches, migraines, facial pain, clicking or popping in the jaw, and other symptoms. Most people are unaware that their problem is dental. Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on finding the underlying causes of TMJ disorder and providing tension-relieving therapies.
A neuromuscular dentist evaluates the mouth, jaw, facial muscles, joints, and nerves. When these elements work in harmony, the result is comfortable jaw movement. However, if the bite is misaligned the temporomandibular joints can become irritated and throw the whole system off balance. Restoring your bite alleviates jaw tension, eliminates TMD-related pain, and prevents teeth grinding.
Using neuromuscular techniques, Dr. Gunnin can determine the jaw's optimal alignment. Treatment may involve a custom mouthguard that holds the jaw in place and reduces jaw-joint stress. Other therapies include bite building, facial relaxation, and altering chewing/eating habits.