Image0061Neuromuscular dentistry is a branch of dentistry pertaining to dysfunctions and disorders of the temporomandibular joint and supporting tissues. It is typically used to treat TMJ disorders in ways that address underlying problems rather than symptoms. By treating TMJ disorders at the source, neuromuscular dentistry can indirectly provide relief for problems like jaw popping, tinnitus, jaw pain and chronic headaches and migraines. Most neuromuscular dentists use advanced imaging technology to map the mouth and identify disproportions and other complications that could be leading to TMJ disorders. Based on the diagnosis, a treatment plan – such as an advanced orthodic or surgery – can be formulated to reposition the jaw or remove obstructions.