Jaw pain, difficulty opening and closing the mouth, clicking and grinding sounds during jaw motion, and chronic migraines – these are all warning signs of TMJ dysfunction. This common oral health condition is painful and can make even the simplest tasks unmanageable. If you notice any of the indicators of TMJ dysfunction, contact Exceptional Smiles by Gregory M. Solich, DDS. Our Colorado Springs dentist and team will relieve pain and put the smile back on your face. Read More
By providing excellent care for your oral health, your Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Gregory Solich knows he and his team are caring for your overall well-being, too. Your teeth are inextricably linked to the rest of your body — and when there’s a problem in your mouth, it’s likely felt elsewhere, too. For example, the disfunction in the jaw known as TMD, which can cause severe, chronic migraines. Keep reading to learn more about this side effect, and how the professionals at Exceptional Smiles in Colorado Springs can help.
Do you frequently experience headaches, jaw pain, and stiffness in your neck or upper back? Perhaps you wake up in the mornings with facial tenderness or a heavy feeling in your jaw and head. These are common symptoms of a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer through the pain of TMJ disorder any longer. With extensive training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), Dr. Gregory Solich is your premier destination for comprehensive oral healthcare, including neuromuscular dentistry.
Benefits of Neuromuscular Dentistry with Dr. Solich
Neuromuscular dentistry encompasses all aspects of oral health, including the teeth and the jaw, as well as the muscles, ligaments, and joints that allow our mouths to function. When the top and bottom teeth are improperly aligned, the result is a significant imbalance within the neuromuscular system. Patients affected by this problem often suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), though they may not realize that they’re engaging in this damaging behavior at all. The same can be said of jaw clenching, an activity that places an inordinate amount of pressure on the teeth and muscles of the jaw.
Following diagnosis of a misaligned bite, treatment to restore the balance of the jaw and teeth begins. Dr. Solich uses only the latest in neuromuscular dentistry technology, including Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation (TENS), to promote total relaxation of the jaw muscles. The proper position of the jaw is measured and noted, as is the status of the temporomandibular joints. Treatment may include the use of a custom oral appliance, the rebuilding of the dentition, orthodontic treatment, and more.
Finally Find Complete Relief
If you are suffering from the painful symptoms of TMJ disorder or other problems associated with a misaligned bite, it’s time to take the first step toward lasting relief with neuromuscular dentistry and Dr. Gregory Solich. Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and learn more about the ways we can help you enjoy improved oral health with advanced technology, training, and expertise. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Colorado Springs, CO is privileged to serve families from throughout the surrounding areas, including Castle Rock, Monument, Pueblo, and beyond.