Physiologic dentistry can help resolve Milwaukee muscle pain

Dr. Michael Westman Blog

Find muscle pain relief with Milwaukee neuromuscular dentistry

misaligned bite, TMJ disorder, dental treatmentStudies show that chronic pain is the norm for literally millions of people in America. Symptoms vary, but commonly include:

  • severe headaches
  • jaw pain
  • an aching neck
  • shoulder pain
  • ringing in the ears
  • back pain.

If you suffer from these symptoms, you may have a TMJ disorder and have probably already tried typical methods such as over-the-counter NSAIDS, acupuncture and chiropractic care. Worse still, you may simply have resigned yourself to the fact that pain is something you have to live with.

That sounds pretty depressing and hopeless at best, but what if you discovered there may be a way to finally resolve not just your symptoms, but also the root cause of your pain? More and more patients are discovering significant relief for their chronic muscular pain through neuromuscular dentistry.

What is neuromuscular dentistry?

A neuromuscular dental approach focuses on more than just your teeth. It involves a broader scope that includes an assessment of both your dental and jaw bone structure, as well as how they are aligned. Additionally, your dentist assesses how that alignment, or misalignment, impacts supporting soft tissue, muscles and joints.

How can dental treatment relieve your?pain?

Armed with an all encompassing analysis of how your jaw, teeth, muscles, joints and soft tissue work together, your neuromuscular dentist may begin with treatment of a custom-fitted dental appliance to hold your jaw in its natural ??at rest?? position. This often gives immediate pain relief for many TMJ patients.

The next step is to use modern dental treatments to help permanently correct a misaligned bite. In turn, this may help or completely eliminate your chronic muscle pain. Procedures vary based on each patient??s unique dental needs, but may include:

  • Dental bonding, porcelain veneers or crowns to repair cracked or broken teeth
  • Dentures, bridges or dental implants to replace missing teeth
  • Orthodontics to correct crooked teeth
  • Dental appliances to correct jaw alignment

Learn more

Download our free TMJ e-book today for more information and to test yourself for TMJ. Then schedule a consultation with Milwaukee dentist?for a full clinical assessment and recommended treatment plan.