“My jaw hurts, my teeth hurt and I have a headache”, said a patient last week. Dr. Ted Murray listened to him and did an exam, took impressions of his teeth and made him an orthotic. Our patient called today to say his bite feels great, and he has no more pain. He is wearing this comfortable orthotic, and you can’t even notice it when he talks. He is sleeping better. He will wear this orthotic for about three months, and then Dr. Murray will restore his teeth to the correct bite to give him a strong and healthy smile.
Dr. Murray explained that for your body to stay healthy, your muscles, bones, lungs and heart have to work in harmony. Likewise a healthy mouth is dependent upon the proper function of teeth, gums, muscles and jaw joints. Neuromuscular dentistry is the type of “whole mouth care” that we offer at our office.