During October, we’re reminded of all things spooky as Halloween approaches. One thing we don’t want you to feel afraid to ask or learn more about is your TMJ disorder and Neuromuscular Dentistry

At Dental Excellence of Blue Bell, a dentist (Dr. Ken Siegel) can help with everything from shoulder and back pain to clicking or popping in your jaw. 

Keep reading and relax, knowing that this state-of-the-art treatment is available so close to home.

What is TMJ/TMD?

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is also referred to as TMJ disorder. It’s also sometimes described as the “great imposter” because of its wide-ranging symptoms that can be tricky to treat the right way. It leaves you stuck in a cycle of pain that’s often something you give up on ever feeling relief from. We want you to know that you’re not alone! TMD is more common than you think. It starts with understanding the symptoms. 

So, What are The Symptoms of TMD?

Let’s get right to it. Some of the most common things your Blue Bell dentist will see in TMD patients can be any of these common issues:

Last but certainly not least, you can’t ignore snoring or sleep apnea. Do any of these sound familiar to you or someone in your family? 

No One-Size-Fits-All Treatment

Diagnosis of TMJ disorder with your Blue Bell dentist is a highly technical process, but it is also painless and accurate. Many treatments for it fail because they do not address the source of the patient’s TMJ problem. No one-size-fits-all treatment approach will successfully remedy every patient’s symptoms because every patient is different. While many patients suffer from TMJ disorder because of a problem with their bite, we can’t simply apply the same bite correction to each patient.

A Unique Neuromuscular Diagnosis

Every patient has a bite position that is physiologically correct for them. Using neuromuscular dentistry techniques and technology such as the J5 Myomonitor and the K-7 Evaluation computer, Dr. Siegel will analyze your current bite and assess whether or not that bite is in line with your natural neuromuscular bite position. He can tell which of your muscles are working harder than others and can see, in 3-D, the path your jaw travels as you open and close your mouth. This information is also vital to the proper treatment of your TMJ disorder.

Ready to learn more? Tell us about your concerns! Contact us today because there’s more we can tell you about helping you feel better and get healthy. 

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