Article published by : Max Health on Saturday, December 15, 2012

Category : Dental

Why See a Neuromuscular Dentist?

One of the most commonly overlooked causes for a wide range of oral and systemic health issues is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD.) Detecting and treating this disorder is the primary focus of neuromuscular dentistry.

TMD may be asymptomatic, but can often be identified through symptoms such as limited jaw mobility, clicking or popping in the jaw, and pain and swelling around the jaw joint. However, TMD also has a number of other, less obvious symptoms.

Symptoms of TMD

Symptoms of TMD that may seem unrelated include:

- Chronic headaches
- Ear aches without infection
- Ear ringing or stuffiness
- Pain behind the eyes
- Neck and backaches
- Postural problems
- Digestive difficulties

If you suffer from any of these problems and have not been able to get relief from a doctor or physician, you may be one of the millions of Americans suffering from TMD. Only a neuromuscular dentist can evaluate the alignment of your jaw and help you determine if treating TMD could provide you relief and restore comfort well into the future.

Neuromuscular Dentistry Solutions

When you see a physician for the above listed problems, you may very well end up with prescription medications. Not only are these ultimately dangerous, they fail to address the underlying problem and cannot actually treat your disorder.

By contrast, a neuromuscular dentist can address the root cause of your discomfort and, with state-of-the-art technology and treatments, provide you with an actual solution that gives long-term results.

Many dentists offer comprehensive dental services including general, cosmetic, and neuromuscular. Look for a dentist who offers all of these things to help ensure any problems with the appearance or function of your teeth and bite can be detected early and treated before serious problems arise.

For more information on comprehensive dental services, please visit the website of Philadelphia neuromuscular dentist Lindsey Marshall, DMD at


By: Max Health

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