TMJ can be very painful and cause many unwanted symptoms. At Bull Valley Dentistry we have solutions for this type of pain and discomfort.
While traditional dentistry aims to keep your bite intact, neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the function of the muscles that control your jaw position, chewing, and swallowing. Our specialized computerized equipment measures in detail the pattern of your jaw’s opening and closing, as well as the activity of the key muscles both in function and at rest. With this important data, we can decide if your jaw position (bite) should remain in place or be moved to a more ideal position. Thankfully for patients, these tests are comfortable and non-invasive. A Computerized Mandibular Scan applies a tiny magnet to your lower gum, which works with sensors on headgear to gather data. Your muscle activity is monitored with Surface Electromyography , which is much like an electrocardiogram. This test is easy and treatment can save you years of TMJ pain.
Today more than any other time, we have answers to TMJ pain and we can treat TMJ orthodontically or with appliances/orthotics so that you can live a normal life free of pain.
To learn more about facial muscle testing and how we can improve your bite and jaw position, we welcome you to call or visit our dental office in McHenry, Illinois today. Our dentists and dental team at Bull Valley Dentistry look forward to caring for you!
Located at 601 Ridgeview Dr., McHenry, IL. Give us a call at 815.322.7689 or visit us online at www.bullvalleydentistry.com