Neuromuscular Dentistry video
Dr. Tamura can determine the optimal positioning of the lower jaw to the upper jaw using the Myotronics K7 Human/Computer
To watch Dr. Tamura’s Neuromuscular video click here.
Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) are:
Back, neck and shoulder pain
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Sensitive and sore teeth
Headaches / migraines
Clicking or popping in the jaw joints
Jaw joint pain
Limited jaw movement or locking jaw
Numbness in the fingers and arms
Worn or cracked teeth
- Neuromuscular Dentistry is generally provided in Phases. Most commonly, the first phase is performed for patients that are symptomatic, usually acute pain such as headaches, etc. Some Phase One patients do not have symptoms, but rather their occlusion or bite needs to be corrected prior to restoring their mouths with crowns, veneers, or NM Functional Orthodontics. Phase Two treatment is preferably decided upon PRIOR to embarking on Phase One treatment by the NM Dentist and the patient.
Phase Two treatment can include:
1. Continuing to wear the lower orthosis with
knowledgethat replacements will need to be fabricated over time (at patient’s own expense)
2. Restorative Dentistry to the new bite position
3. Neuromuscular Functional Orthodontics
4. Combination of any of the above
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