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TMJ & Neuromuscular Dentistry

For Metropolitan Dental Centre patients, neuromuscular dental care serves to correct the bite and realign the jaw.

Neuromuscular Dentistry can help alleviate symptoms such as headaches, neck and shoulder pain, jaw pain, clicking or popping in the jaw, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). The majority of North Americans suffer from one or more of these symptoms, and unfortunately in many cases these patients' symptoms are either misdiagnosed or dismissed as having no physiological cause. In a number of cases, these symptoms can actually be attributed to TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome), also referred to as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) or MPD (myofascial pain dysfunction).

As a leading Neuromuscular Dentist, Dr. Kelliher will work with patients to determine if they are suffering from any of the above symptoms or a number of other symptoms.

To put it simply, neuromuscular dentistry places the jaw into its optimal position, relieving the symptoms associated with TMJ. While traditional dentistry evaluates primarily the teeth, bones, and gums, neuromuscular dentistry works with the hard tissues and the soft tissues, muscles and nerves. As a neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Keliher understands that your hard and soft tissues have a complex relationship and will work to make that relationship a harmonious one. Neuromuscular dentistry understands the necessity for including the power source (muscles) and the controls (nerves) which create the movement, pressures, and function of the mouth.

For any TMJ or neuromuscular dental treatment related questions or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 703.503.5031 or email us, and our staff will happy to assist you.

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