Neuromuscular Dentistry

Comprehensive Treatment for a Healthier, Happier Life

Neuromuscular DentistryA number of health issues can arise as a result of a misaligned jaw. If you suffer from chronic headaches, jaw pain, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, neck pain, shoulder pain, or jaw clicking or popping, you may have TMJ disorder. The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint that attaches the lower jaw to the skull just in front of either ear; TMJ disorder is a common condition that occurs when an incorrect bite throws the jaw and the skull out of balance.

Dr. Byron W. Wall and the talented dental professionals of Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico are experienced in treating TMJ disorders and misaligned bites through neuromuscular dentistry. In our comfortable, friendly Albuquerque office, we can easily and efficiently restore your teeth and jaw to their correct positions. Contact our Albuquerque dental practice today to learn more about neuromuscular dentistry, and how it may help you.

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What Is Neuromuscular Dentistry?

Neuromuscular dentistry is unique in that it focuses on the correlation between the muscles, nerves, joints, and teeth. If your teeth occlusion or bite is off, the muscles in your jaw tend to overcompensate, causing tension and pain. The primary principle of neuromuscular dentistry is that the jaw muscles must be completely relaxed in order for the teeth and joints to function properly.

Advanced Neuromuscular Dentistry Treatment

At our Albuquerque dental practice, we utilize the most sophisticated, advanced neuromuscular dentistry equipment available. The process is made as simple and painless as possible.

First, Dr. Wall locates an optimal area of the jaw; then, he uses a device called a Myomonitor™, which emits low frequency electrical impulses, to relax the jaw muscles, increase blood flow, and remove toxins.

Dr. Wall can then easily establish the ideal jaw position. A clear, corrective apparatus called an orthotic is placed in the patient's mouth in order to properly adjust the jaw to that position.

Each patient's neuromuscular dentistry treatment is uniquely tailored to his or her case. Dr. Wall recommends the length of time the orthotic should be worn and advises patients as to whether additional orthodontic treatment is required.

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Neuromuscular dentistry can relieve your jaw pain and restore your quality of life. - Dr. Wall

Benefits of Neuromuscular Dentistry

When you suffer from everyday pain or physical discomfort, your overall outlook on life can be affected. Neuromuscular dentistry offers multiple benefits to patients, including:

  • Better overall health
  • Alleviate pain or discomfort
  • Protect teeth and jaw from further damage
  • Resolve or prevent TMJ or TMD
  • Comprehensive solution to a number of dental problems
  • Precise, accurate treatment
  • Improve chewing and speaking functionality
  • Lasting solution

Is Neuromuscular Dentistry Right for You?

Neuromuscular dentistry can benefit anyone who suffers from TMJ disorder or a misaligned bite. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact Dr. Wall for further information about your treatment options:

  • Serious headaches or migraines
  • Jaw joint pain or restricted jaw movement
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
  • Teeth clenching or grinding
  • Pain or tension in the neck, shoulders, or face
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Loose teeth

Learn More about Neuromuscular Dentistry

Contact Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico today to learn more about neuromuscular dentistry at our Albuquerque practice. A helpful, dedicated professional is standing by to answer any questions or to help you set up an appointment with Dr. Wall.

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