Neuromuscular Dentistry & TMJ Pain

Dr. Gregg Hendrickson is a Las Vegas Institute trained dentist in Neuromuscular Dentistry.

Modern dentistry involves more than just improving the appearance of a smile.  Advances in science have taught us how to bring the jaw into a relaxed position to help alleviate years of pain and discomfort.

Neuromuscular dentistry uses the relaxed position of the muscles of the head and neck to place the jaw into an optimal physiologic position. Research and clinical experience have shown this position to be effective in treating patients with head, neck and TMJ pain.

TMJ, head and neck pain affects 75 million people at any one time.  It can be a chronic, degenerative disease that may take years to develop.  People who suffer from TMJ, head or neck pain can have a structural imbalance in their jaw with relation to their head and neck caused by a misaligned bite.  The misalignment can cause the following: The positions of the jaw joint to shift due to excessive pressure on the joint and tissues.  The jaw to twist into a strained position which affects muscles in the face, back, neck and shoulders.

You may be a candidate for neuromuscular dentistry if you experience the following symptoms on a regular basis:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Unexplained loose teeth
  • Worn, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Cracking, chipping or breaking dental restorations
  • Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
  • Pain in teeth that seems to move around
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain
  • Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
  • Limited movement or locking jaw
  • Numbness in your fingers and arms
  • Congestion or stuffiness in the ears

If you are interested in more information regarding Neuromuscular Dentistry to relieve your TMJ pain, head or neck pain, please call our office for a complimentary booklet or consultation.

K7 Evaluation System® for Neuromuscular Dentistry

Dr. Hendrickson uses advanced computer based technology to evaluate a patient’s jaw and bite. The K7 Evaluation System® provides Dr. Hendrickson with three technologies for measuring, displaying and storing objective data on the physiologic and anatomical status and function of a patient’s jaw and bite. This objective data enhances the doctor’s diagnostic and treatment considerations with objective information not previously available to dentists.