NEUROMUSCULAR DENTISTRY

 
 
 

What Is it?

Neuromuscular Dentistry works with the hard tissues, soft tissues, muscles and nerves in relation the alignment of your jaw and teeth. This form of dentistry aims to resolve any dysfunction causde by misalignment, along with all of the resulting symptoms.


How Can You Benefit?

If you suffer from issues related to misalignment, such as TMJ disorder (TMD), you have a lot to gain from Neuromuscular Dentistry. Some of the symptoms you may be experiencing are: headaches in any area of the head, pain in and around the TM joint, back pain, shoulder pain, stiffness in neck, limited movement and opening of the jaw, earaches, ringing in the ears, clicking, popping, or gravelly sound in the TM joint, and/or dizziness. Through non-surgical means, Dr. Kevin McCurry aims to relieve all of the pain and discomfort associated with your dysfunction. Up to 85% of all your TMD symptoms can be resolved by creating proper jaw re-alignment.


Choose a Qualified Dentist.

Not all dentists are not properly trained in Neuromuscular Dentistry. It is crucial that you choose a dentist with the correct education, training and technology that is required to diagnose and treat TMD symptoms. If your dentist is recommending surgery or long-term use of pain-killers, you may be in the wrong hands. Dr. Kevin McCurry is highly qualified in the area of Neuromuscular Dentistry. He has completed extensive training with organizations such as LVI Global. A dentist like Dr. McCurry is going to take extensive measures to diagnose and treat you by non-surgical means. Come see us to ensure that you receive treatment that is truly going to increase your well-being.

What does it include?

TENS Therapy

This therapy is used to find the natural resting position of your jaw. A TENS unit will be used to stimulate your nerves, relax your jaw muscles, and allow your jaw to settle into it's natural position.

TMJ Orthodics

Another step in resolving TMD symptoms is to fit you for a customized orthodic. These devices resemble a mouth guard and are very effective in relieving TMD symptoms. Many patients that experience jaw pain have reported nearly immediate relief of symptoms they had for years before wearing their orthodic.

Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

In some cases of TMD, there are issues with the way that the teeth align. It's important that the jaw and teeth work together and allow your muscles to work in correct position. Thus, Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry may be recommended in order to prevent the jaw from moving back to a bad position and leading to reoccurring symptoms.