TMJ Treatment from a Neuromuscular Dentist
To treat TMJ disorder, Dr. Grimshaw uses neuromuscular dentistry, a holistic approach to dental care. She looks at more than just the teeth and gums. She focuses on the relationship between the muscles, nerves, and joints of the upper and lower jaw.
Neuromuscular dentistry aims to create a harmonious balance in the entire mouth to achieve an aligned bite. A balanced bite keeps the jaw joints and muscles moving smoothly and helps eliminate or eradicate the symptoms of a TMJ disorder.
Intermediate orthotic therapy
The first step in treatment is using a custom-fitted orthotic device (also known as a “realignment appliance”) that helps to keep your jaw properly aligned. Orthotic therapy is an intermediate step, with patients wearing the appliance for three to six months until their bite is comfortable and their symptoms have vanished.
Solutions to provide long-term pain relief
To correct your bite permanently, Dr. Grimshaw may use crowns, veneers, braces, or clear straightening to correct how your teeth come together and provide relief from headaches and painful TMJ symptoms.
Make an appointment online with Dr. Grimshaw today or call (910) 692-4450.