Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from the effects of the neuromuscular disorder called Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), also known as TMJ. Many times the symptoms are misdiagnosed as other medical issues and the root cause is never addressed.
Buffalo neuromuscular dentist Dr. Evola may be able to help you with by testing and diagnosing TMD if you suffer from a few or many of the following TMJ warning signs:
- Locking jaw or jaw with limited movement
- Unexplained loose teeth
- Worn, chipping or cracked teeth
- Chronic pain or soreness around the jaw joints
- Pain in teeth that seems to move around
- Neck, shoulder or back pain
- Facial pain
- Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joints
- Numbness in fingers and arms
- Congestion, stuffiness or ringing of the ears
- Uneven bite
- Difficulty in chewing
Neuromuscular dentistry is the art and science of first discovering the relaxed position of the jaw muscles and jaw joint, and then devising treatments which will make this relaxed position permanent. Healthy muscles work together in harmony and are able to rest more comfortably.
When muscles rest in their natural position they can reduce many symptoms including grinding, wearing, and pushing of the teeth. Dr. Evola is the only dentist in Western New York who is fully trained in neuromuscular dentistry.
Dr. Evola has completed graduate training in neuromuscular dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) in Nevada. This has given him the most sought-after dental training in the world. He made that commitment and carried it through so that he could offer you the best possible skill and knowledge in treating the painful symptoms of TMJ.
If you've endured popping jaws or chronic jaw or neck pain long enough and you suspect that you have TMJ, call our specialist, Dr. Evola at Forestream Dental today to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry consultation in Buffalo, Amherst, Lancaster, or Williamsville, New York. Relief is closer than you think!