Neuromuscular Dentistry (neuro=nerves and muscular=muscles) is a science of dentistry that deals with the nerves and muscles that are responsible for the movement of the lower jaw and the joints. It evaluates the complex relationship between teeth, temporomandibular joints(TMJ), muscles and nerves to find out the best resting position of the jaw. Further, it also makes sure to correct any misalignment issues between the jaw, muscles, joints, and nerves.
Occlusion (bite) can be the primary cause of pain in the area of head and neck associated with Temporomandibular Disorder(TMD). A dentist trained in Neuromuscular dentistry evaluates and corrects the whole system that makes a bite including joints, muscles, nerves and teeth.
Aim of NeuroMuscular Dentistry
NeuroMuscular Dentistry aims to give relief to the patients suffering from pains and symptoms of TMD caused by the misalignment teeth, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), muscles and nerves. Many physicians don’t realise that the painful symptoms are due to occlusion and patients keep on suffering from the pain and discomfort until the time they visit an NMD clinic.
NM dentistry corrects the bite by following treatment method:
All these procedures are detailed in the NMD course.