Neuromuscular Dentistry: Your Smile Depends on More Than Just Your Teeth

Your jaw and facial muscles continuously support your smile. In other words, your tooth structure relies on neuromuscular dentistry, a type of dentistry that focuses on your facial muscles as well as your teeth. Neuromuscular dentists help your tooth structure by resolving dysfunction and curing misalignment. 

Not only do your teeth rely on your facial muscles, but a lot of jaw pain comes from your muscles as well. Stress and tension in your muscles respond to and correlate with the jaw’s bone structure. Sometimes, misalignment in the jaw and facial muscles even cause painful TMJ symptoms such as joint dysfunction or jaw pain. When you visit us at Massa Dental Center, you visit dentists who will align your jaw and correct your muscles.

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Treating Your TMJ

An estimated 10.8 million Americans suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). Though so many people experience joint dysfunction, a fraction of those people seek treatment. Unfortunately, if you leave TMJ symptoms untreated for too long, it could result in bigger problems. 

Jaw pain and stress lead to other complications with your smile, such as difficulty chewing, speaking, swallowing or making facial expressions. Additionally, more serious health conditions could arise. These include migraines, back and neck pain, insomnia, and sleep apnea. 

When you visit Dr. Massa at Massa Dental Center, you’re in the hands of a neuromuscular dentistry expert. We can help you handle your pain and control your TMJ symptoms by aligning your teeth while strengthening your muscles. Our ultimate goal with your treatment is to create balance throughout your facial muscles and joints. 

Restore Your Smile and Your Face

When you undergo neuromuscular dentistry treatments, both your smile and your overall look will improve. For example, dentists often use neuromuscular dentistry for nonsurgical facelifts. By strengthening your muscles and aligning your teeth, your smile and jaw will look renewed. If you don’t want to go under the needle, nonsurgical facelifts are a good replacement! 

A visit to Massa Dental Center is a visit to improve your life. We take a holistic approach to dentistry, meaning that we want your smile to be functional and your face to glow. When you stop by, we ensure that you will look your best and feel great at the same time. 

Your Neuromuscular Dentist in Naples, Florida

If you experience pain in your jaws, you could benefit from neuromuscular dentistry. Furthermore, if you need tooth alignment, we can improve your jaw as well. Call us at (239) 597-7333 or visit us online to schedule an appointment at Massa Dental Center.

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