TMJ / Neuromuscular Dentistry
A new medical cure for your headaches or TMJ...
Are you constantly having headaches and you don’t know why? Do you have pain or discomfort in your head and neck, but are at a loss as to the reason? You could be suffering from TMJ / TMD or tension headaches as a result of neuromuscular problems that can easily be cured by highly trained dentists such as Robert B. Rowen, DMD, P.A.., Boca Raton, Florida.
Dr. Rowen is specially trained to detect and treat people suffering from headaches, pain and discomfort caused by their ‘neuromuscular system’ within their jaws. Dr. Rowen is one of the few dentists in South Florida trained in Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD).
Learn the facts about neuromuscular dentistry and how it might be able to help you cure your headache pain and TMJ.
About Neuromuscular Dentistry
Neuromuscular Dentistrym or NMD for short, is the science of dentistry that embodies accepted scientific principles of patho-physiology, anatomy, form and function. NMD objectively interprets and evaluates the interconnections between the jaw, the teeth, temporomandibular joints and the masticatory muscles with the goal of achieving a balance or occlusion based on the optimum relationship between the mandible and the skull.
Neuromuscular dentists such as Robert Rowen practice the science of occlusion that is based on a premise of relaxing the muscles to establish an optimal occlusal position. Occlusion is the alignment of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws when brought together.
In conclusion, neuromuscular dentistry is the science of occlusion that aims to objectively measure the physiologic functions affected by occlusion to achieve the goal of treating and improving the patient’s condition. By practicing this scientific approach to dentistry, Dr. Rowen may be able to help YOU with your neck pain, TMJ, dental pain or headache pain.
Why is Neuromuscular Dentistry Important?
Occlusion is one of the foundation principles of dentistry. Occlusion is of critical importance in the success of every major dental procedure.
Occlusion is affected by a three (3) core factors:
The muscles, the teeth and the temporomandibular joints. Dentistry has historically focused on the teeth — what could be referred to as "one-dimensional" dentistry. Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD) applies to the additional consideration, expanded understanding of the "second & third dimensions" — the muscles and Temporomandibular (TM) joints.
There are certain limitations in the training of dentists these days which limits the time that schools can spend preparing dentists tonderstand and treat these ‘second and third dimensions’. Dentists are trained mainly to work on your teeth, not on the muscles and joints. Muscles and joints typically get an obligatory, cursory review and training. As a result, when dentists go into practice, they often feel they have done procedures "by the book" yet retain less than stellar or satisfactory results. In addition, the dentist often feels cases like these fall in a specialty area outside of their own and they prefer to refer the case out rather than treat it within their own practice.
Neuromuscular Dentists such as Dr. Rowen in Boca Raton, Florida commonly report that by taking joint and muscle treatment into consideration, it greatly aids them in optimizing treatment for their patients and gives them the added insight needed to treat complex cases.
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Last Updated (Wednesday, 23 December 2009 16:47)