Common symptoms that occur when teeth, jaws and muscles are in conflict include:
- Loose Teeth
- Worn, chipped, or cracked teeth or fillings
- Worn or notched areas at the gum line
- Pain or clicking and popping of the joints
- Shoulder, neck, and back pain
- Numbness in arms and fingers
- Pain behind the eyes
- Facial pain
- Pain and sensitivity in teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Receding gums
- Ear symptoms
In advanced restorative dentistry, the decision as to where 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. Unlike neuromuscular dentistry, traditional dentistry uses the position that the teeth come together and the position where the jaw is positioned in the joint space as a reference point to restore the teeth.
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 led to destruction of their teeth and resultant smile.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call (719) 599-0700 to schedule a complimentary consultation to evaluate your symptoms and discuss treatment options.
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