Neuromuscular Dentistry

What is Neuromuscular Dentistry and how is it different?

The jaw joints, muscles and teeth form an interconnected system that can lose its alignment, resulting in a range of painful symptoms, including headaches, jaw problems and facial pain. These are often signs of TMJ syndrome, which affects the quality of life of many people.

Neuromuscular dentistry is a holistic approach to re-establish your optimal jaw position and bite, to alleviate the pain.

At Lotus Dental we use the latest computer-aided diagnostic and treatment techniques to assess and reposition the jaw joints, muscles and teeth in a balanced and harmonious relationship:

  • joint vibrational analysis
  • electromyography
  • jaw movement tracking
  • occlusal (bite) analysis
  • T.E.N.S (transelectric nerve stimulation)
  • Aculiner articulator

… together with X-Rays of the joints and skull and plaster casts of the teeth mounted with a facebow on a specific diagnostic tool called the ‘aculiner articulator’.

TMJ treatment

We have a range of techniques available to us, depending on the underlying cause of the problem – we create an individual treatment plan for you.

Techniques include splints, physical therapies for the muscles and neck, altering the way the teeth fit together (overlay, caps, orthodontics) and dealing with missing teeth (for example with a bridge). Read more about how we treat TMJ Syndrome .

Our specialist TMJ technology

We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure that your jaw and muscles are working together properly, for optimal TMJ function.

Joint vibrational analysis

Jaw Vibrational Analysis

Using ultrasound allows us to record joint noises and diagnose joint pathology in a minimally invasive way.

Computerised electromyography (EMG)

Computerised electromyography (EMG)

Using ultrasound allows us to record joint noises and diagnose joint pathology in a minimally invasive way.

Jaw movement analysis

jaw-tracking

Jaw movement analysis allows us to place the teeth in a balanced position with the muscles and jaw joints, and to diagnose any problems which may interfere with smooth comfortable jaw movement and tooth occlusion.

BioTENS

biotens-sm

Using ultrasound allows us to record joint noises and diagnose joint pathology in a minimally invasive way.

Aculiner articulator

Aculiner articulator for TMJ treatment

Using ultrasound allows us to record joint noises and diagnose joint pathology in a minimally invasive way.

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