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Neuromuscular Dentistry

TMJ Therapy Options in Menai

Woman waking up with jaw painNeuromuscular dentistry addresses the relationship between your oral health and body as a whole. The holistic approach we take at Vision Dental addresses the interconnecting relationships between your teeth, muscles and joints within the jaws or TMJ.

The misalignment of your teeth and jaws can lead to a variety of problems that include:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Popping or clicking in the jaw
  • Pain in your face, neck or shoulders
  • Ear pain, including vertigo

Complications and Causes of TMJ Disorder

Establishing a healthy balance and relationship can restore comfort to your TMJ and prevent discomforts such as headaches and jaw pain. Tension of the jaw muscles can worsen the condition and may be linked with problems like missing teeth, stress, misshaped restorations or bruxism (grinding).

Treatment Options for TMJ Disorder

Generally, Dr Stephen Suster (Dentist) recommends one of the following types of neuromuscular therapy approaches:

  • Injectables – Muscle relaxers are a quick and easy treatment that can help stop tooth grinding and headaches.
  • Coronoplasty – This procedure makes minor adjustments to the contour and fit of your teeth.
  • Neuromuscular Orthotics – Lessen your jaw function and alleviate symptoms without permanent changes to your bite.
  • Neuromuscular Orthodontics – Addressing the relationship between the teeth can lessen the strain placed on the jaw as you bite and chew.
  • Full Mouth Rejuvenation – Correcting missing, worn restorations and areas of disease to restore a healthy biting relationship.

Eliminating the pain and discomfort created within the jaw can also have a positive impact on the muscles throughout your head, neck, shoulders and back. If you’re battling chronic pain, please be sure to discuss your concern with our Menai dentist.

Don’t Suffer

Contact Vision Dental straightaway to find out if neuromuscular therapy and TMJ treatments can help you enjoy a more comfortable lifestyle!


TMJ Therapy Menai, Sutherland NSW | (02) 9543 4222