What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is a common, but often misdiagnosed and untreated disorder, which causes chronic pain and discomfort. Neuromuscular dentistry is a non-invasive treatment for TMJ disorder that does not involve surgery.
The malocclusion (bite misalignment) that causes TMJ disorder can be developmental, caused by wear or damage to the teeth, or even the result of bad dental work. Dr. Duncan can identify the cause of the problem and find a lasting, effective solution – ending your pain!
Do you suspect that TMJ disorder is the cause of your dental issues? Symptoms that could indicate malocclusion include:
Benefits of Neuromuscular Dentistry
Many times TMJ disorder is misdiagnosed and mistreated. Using advanced technology, Dr. Duncan will be able to pinpoint the reason for the dysfunction and recommended the right solution.
Rather than expensive surgery, Dr. Duncan uses non-surgical, non-invasive solutions to treat TMJ disorder. It may involve correcting faulty dentistry with restorative dentistry solutions or orthodontics. Your bite’s function will be restored again!
The pain from TMJ disorder affects your energy levels, your sleep, and even your social life. Be pain-free once again and get back to enjoying your life!
Why Choose Dr. Duncan for Neuromuscular Dentistry?
Neuromuscular dentistry requires additional training and education beyond basic dentistry. Dr. Eric Duncan has distinguished himself from his peers by improving his education, training, and skills to provide his patients with advanced dentistry solutions.
Here is why Dr. Duncan is uniquely qualified for your neuromuscular therapy:
‘‘ Dr. Duncan and his team take the time to get to know each of their patients on a personal and medical level. They are extremely concerned with ensuring patients are comfortable and well educated. Best dentist’s office!!! ’’
Shamaiya W., (5-Star Google Review)
Have Questions about Neurmuscular Dentistry?
How long will it be before my symptoms are relieved?
You should see rapid relief from symptoms as soon as we begin therapy. The condition will continue to improve with treatment until we have achieved a permanent solution that restores the full, pain-free function of your teeth and jaw again.
How much does neuromuscular dentistry cost?
The cost will depend on the extent of dentistry needed. Restorative dentistry solutions such as implants, crowns, or orthodontics may be needed to restore bite alignment.
After a consultation and thorough examination by Dr. Duncan, we will be able to give you a more detailed estimate of the work needed and the length of treatment time.
What is oral appliance therapy?
Sometimes we can correct a bite with a custom-crafted orthotic that is worn at night while you sleep. Many patients experience relief from jaw pain, headaches, muscle pain, and sleep disruption by regularly wearing an oral appliance.