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Neuromuscular dentistry is the science of finding your best bite position and establishing it permanently. A misaligned bite can have serious consequences on dental and overall physical health. It is important to find the cause of your pain and develop an appropriate and effective treatment plan.
At Exceptional Dentistry, Dr. Ted Murray, Dr. Kristen Berning and the entire dental team assist TMJ sufferers with the most progressive treatments and procedures to protect your physical and dental health.
The TMJ Consultation
A diagnosis of TMJ indicates dysfunction of your jaw joints and muscles. To fully understand this dysfunction and formulate a treatment plan, Dr. Ted Murray must study the relationship between your teeth, your jaw muscles, and the way your jaw moves.
Your consultation begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms, using highly sophisticated diagnostic equipment. If a diagnosis of TMJ is made, these findings will be used to develop a customized neuromuscular therapy plan to restore your misaligned bite and alleviate your symptoms.
TMJ Treatment Goals
Treatment goals focus on repositioning your jaw to its most comfortable position, then supporting this new position with a customized oral appliance. Orthodontics or other restorative procedures can help you attain permanent symptom relief. Since the dysfunction of your jaw joints and jaw muscles is unique, a combination of therapies may be required:
- TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation) – to relax the jaw joint muscles
- Facial muscle measurements with EMG
- Dental work to reshape or reposition some teeth
- Oral appliances
- Physical therapy
- Lifestyle recommendations
Monday- Thursday 8am-5pm
4200 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52002