Neuromuscular Dentistry in Cortlandt Manor, NY
Founded on the belief that a healthy smile begins with a healthy bite, neuromuscular dentistry focuses on solving misalignment problems by understanding the complex relationships of your chewing system, including your muscles, teeth, temporomandibular joints, and nerves. Traditional dentistry assumes that your present occlusion, or bite, is best for you, while neuromuscular dentistry works to create total harmony in your mouth.
Why See a Neuromuscular Dentist?
When the bite is off (malocclusion), problems occur, including TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome). People who experience TMJ dysfunction often suffer from pain and discomfort that disrupts their lives, including:
- Soreness in the jaw or facial pain
- Migraines and headaches
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Ringing in the ears or earaches
Neuromuscular dentistry offers a comprehensive solution to these problems. Dr. Taxin will determine the optimal position of the jaw by measuring the relaxed position of head and neck muscles and then repositioning it to fit those exact measurements. This helps to address your overall wellness by alleviating pain and creating a better quality of life, fitting in with the philosophies of oral systemic care.
Don’t live with the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Cortlandt Manor dentist, Dr. Taxin, can help give you back your healthy smile! Contact us to schedule your appointment today.