One of the best and most common examples is an inadequate occlusal relationship between your upper and lower jaws and teeth (the way they fit together.) If one doesn’t occlude properly with the other, the surrounding muscles and joints must accommodate for that imbalance in order for the teeth and joints to perform everyday tasks like chewing food, speaking, or smiling.
Joint, muscle, and nerve discrepancies — combined with atypical, repeated use — can lead to unwanted symptoms of:
- Joint disorders
- Worn teeth
- Muscle fatigue
- Restricted movement
- Sleep problems
- Earaches and tinnitus
Screening and Evaluation
Dentomandibular Sensorimotor Dysfunction in Kinnelon, NJ is best evaluated by a head and neck specialist who is familiar with neuromuscular balance and function. However, locating a provider who is skilled in this area of chronic pain management can be extremely difficult, especially if you’re unsure of the diagnosis.
Dr. Robert Logan in Kinnelon is a holistic neuromuscular dental provider in Kinnelon who provides therapies outside the range of traditional oral health services. Being that the oral and facial anatomy or so tightly intertwined, he focuses a large part of his practice on the screening, treatment, and management of conditions such as Dentomandibular Sensorimotor Dysfunction.
If you suspect some type of joint or neuromuscular dysfunction, Dr. Logan in Kinnelon, New Jersey can perform an extremely detailed evaluation of your soft tissues and skeletal structure to determine how a non-invasive therapy can provide long-term relief. Contact us today for an appointment.