In advanced restorative dentistry, the decision as to how to build a new bite is paramount to the success of the treatment from both a functional and aesthetic aspect. We base that decision upon the science, research, and technology commonly called neuromuscular dentistry. It differs from "traditional" dentistry in that the emphasis is placed upon the activity of the muscles that move the jaw. With it, Dr. Gasper is able to find, diagnose, and treat all kinds of chronic head and facial pain using a variety of non-invasive treatments.
Neuromuscular dentistry recognizes that the muscles that move the jaw must be in a comfortable relaxed position in order to not be in conflict with the teeth and joint. Many people require advanced restorative treatment because excessive muscle activity and a poor bite position have caused their teeth to severely wear down.
Common symptoms that occur when teeth, jaws, and muscles are in conflict include:
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation to evaluate your symptoms and discuss treatment options.