What is neuromuscular dentistry?
Headaches, sinus problems and even dizziness can all be symptoms of a bite that is out of alignment—a condition that makes the muscles in the head and neck work extra hard to compensate.
Traditional dentistry can be considered one-dimensional in that it focuses solely on the teeth. Neuromuscular dentistry takes the second and third dimensions (muscles and jaw joints) into consideration, giving you a more complete solution to pain. As an LVI fellow, Dr. Hadgis is at the forefront of this groundbreaking approach.
If your bite shows signs of imbalance, Dr. Hadgis will use state-of-the-art technology like the TENS unit, computerized Myotronics K7 jaw tracking system and our digital tomography equipment to painlessly determine your jaw’s most natural position and then devise a treatment plan to gently coax it into place.
The results are incredible…
Imagine living headache-free after enduring years of pain. And not only that, the aesthetic differences are remarkable. Many people are even asked if they’ve gotten a facelift!
Common Neuromuscular TMJ Symptoms
If you experience any of the following symptoms, Dr. Hadgis may be able to help you:
- Sensitive or sore teeth, or unexplained loose teeth
- Jaw pain
- Facial, neck or shoulder pain
- Numbness in the fingers and arms
- Cracked or worn teeth
- Locking jaw, or limited jaw movements
- Popping or clicking in the joints of the jaw
- Headaches, including migraines
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)