According to the TMJ Association, 10.8 million people suffer from temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). The condition is usually caused by an improperly aligned jaw that contributes to many problems including neck, shoulder and eye discomfort, ringing in the ears and most commonly jaw pain.
Neuromuscular dentistry aims to cure TMJ by re-training muscles and tissues to properly align the jaw at rest. The jaw must work much harder, if it is not in proper position at rest, to perform basic functions such as speaking and chewing. This overtaxes and repeatedly injures the surrounding muscle tissue.
Dr. Kohani will identify the sources of this type of jaw discomfort. After a series of diagnostic tests and bite analysis, Dr. Kohani performs the most conservative, non-surgical treatment either by utilizing appliance therapy or reconstructive dentistry procedures as needed to ensure patients a healthy, pain-free, beautiful smile.
Over the years we have treated many patients with severe TMJ and dysfunction who were told that surgery was their only treatment option.
Call us today to learn more or for a complimentary consultation (858.622.1007) or by sending us an email.