Neuromuscular Dentistry in Austin
By Dr. Dan Matthews
The neuromuscular dentistry philosophy is that a beautiful smile and a healthy smile should be one in the same. A beautiful smile can be as straight, white, and bright as those of the celebrities but if it isn’t healthy, the true beauty behind it starts to fade. A smile should not only be aesthetically pleasing but it should also be healthy both inside and out. When it comes to neuromuscular dentistry in Austin, you can count on Dr. Dan Matthews to give you a healthy smile that is wonderful to look at. When considering the health of a smile, Dr. Matthews goes beyond looking for decay, and examines the patient’s occlusion, that is, how the teeth come together, to ensure that the jaw comes to rest in its ideal position.
The Science Behind Neuromuscular Dentistry
Neuromuscular dentistry has heavy focus on the jaw joint and its relation to other parts of the body. When you suffer from malocclusion, you will more than likely have a problem within the TMJ that causes a variety of symptoms including jaw pain, neck pain, popping noises when the mouth opens and closes, migraines, headaches, and even ringing in the ears. Using neuromuscular dentistry principles, Dr. Matthews can correct your TMJ problem by using treatment that brings all of the tissues involved, including the teeth, nerves, muscles, and of course the temporomandibular joints into proper alignment.
Do You Need A Neuromuscular Dentist?
Everyone can benefit from seeing a dentist who practices using neuromuscular dentistry techniques. Whether you have a problem with your TMJ that has lead to symptoms that will not go away, or if you are looking for an alternative TMJ therapy due to failed methods in the past, Dr. Matthews can help! Even if you suffer from no symptoms of TMJ disorder, it’s great to have the peace of mind that the cosmetic dentist who is giving you a new smile, will be sensitive to the proper alignment of your new smile. Schedule an appointment at our dental practice by calling (512) 452-2273 or contact us online.
Dr. Matthews is a general dentist.