At Huntington Dental Excellence, we strive to provide a wide selection of services for our patients. Drs. Gin Goei and Sharon Gabriel work hard to ensure that South Pasadena, California, area patients have access to treatments that help them with their smile and beyond. With our team, patients can also obtain neuromuscular dentistry: a specific field that provides unique treatments for those diagnosed with issues such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) or chronic headaches and migraines.
Neuromuscular dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on how the jaw muscles and nerves interact with the teeth. It also looks at how this relationship can affect overall body health and well-being. Neuromuscular therapy for TMJ or TMJ disorders is common.
In neuromuscular dentistry, a dentist may use tools such as TENS units or EMG technology to measure muscle activity and assess for misalignments in the jaw. Treatments may include orthodontics for jaw alignment, TMJ therapy, or bite adjustments to correct any issues found. During an initial consultation appointment, patients with a definitive diagnosis of certain muscular issues within the jaw and mouth area can learn about ways to address the symptoms with the help of a professional.
Many seek neuromuscular dental treatment to alleviate symptoms such as chronic headaches, neck pain, tinnitus, and TMJ disorder. This type of dentistry can also improve overall dental health and function. With our team of professionals, patients can decide on the treatments most appropriate for their unique needs and situation. Patients who are good candidates can have a customized treatment plan designed for their condition.
If you think neuromuscular dentistry may be able to help with your symptoms or improve your oral health and live in the area of South Pasadena, CA, talk to our dentists about the possibility of seeking treatment.