Neuromuscular Dentistry Services
When you bite into your favorite food, your upper and lower teeth may bump, causing chips in your teeth or pain. Or you may notice your jaw uncomfortably clicks, pops, or even sticks when you open your mouth. Maybe you have severe and persistent headaches, neck pain, or backaches that won’t go away. It’s possible that these kinds of problems can be corrected with neuromuscular treatments.
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?
Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the proper function of your face muscles,teeth,and jaws. When these muscles are in a comfortable, relaxed position, your teeth and joints work without problem. If the muscles are out of line, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms.
Experienced and Compassionate Care
As one of the founders of the North American Neuromuscular Study Club, Dr. Schneider has the knowledge and expertise to treat a wide variety of neuromuscular problems. When you schedule a consultation at our practice, Dr. Schneider will perform a complete neuromuscular diagnostics examination. He will use a wide variety of state-of-the-art tools, such as the TENS unit to test your bite and the medical tomagraph to capture an image of your jaw joints, to analyze the relationship between your muscles and jaws.
Once he’s determined the cause of the pain, Dr. Schneider can recommend a specific treatment. . Other times, he may advise a neuromuscular device to move or realign your teeth,muscles, and jaws. Even if you don’t have problems with your bite and are visiting our office for cosmetic or restorative treatments, Dr. Schneider will still perform a neuromuscular examination. That way, he can take the alignment of your bite into consideration as he creates or restores your smile. This helps prevent future problems as well as maintains the beauty of your new smile
Dr. Schneider starts the TMD treatment by explaining the the patients what information will be gained by doing the scans needed.
The patient is hooked up to the Tense Unit with skin safe pads.
Dr. Schneider has the highest of technology to help with solving the patients TMD problems.
The patient is hooked directly up to a computer station.
Dr. Schneider works closely with the patient during the entire TMD procedure to make sure the patient is comfortable.