Neuromuscular Dentistry

The modern dental technique with outstanding benefits.

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Neuromuscular Dentistry is a non-surgical treatment that optimises position of the jaw enabling the related muscles to rest in a comfortable and balanced state with a stable bite position. The type of problems that this treatment may commonly help are:

  • Neck pain
  • Migraines
  • Stuffy or ringing ears
  • Vertigo
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder and upper back pain

The reason Neuromuscular Dentistry treatment is effective is because it addresses muscular tension and joint positions in the one treatment philosophy. These can be a contributing factor to the above problems and only a specifically trained neuro-muscular dentist is in a position to facilitate specific physiological changes that promote health and well-being. Neuromuscular Dentistry treatment philosophy is one of holistic care, encompassing a multi-disciplinary approach aiming at restoring harmonious physiological functioning of the oral musculature and related cervical spinal alignment. This potentially has a flow on effect upon general postural alignment, quality of sleep and consequently rest and recovery, quality of life.

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The Neuromuscular Dentistry treatment can involve a number of different approaches that are specifically tailored for the individual patient. The majority of clenching/bruxing occurs nocturnally and this can be a primary causative factor contributing to the above mentioned symptoms. We now know that there is a correlation between clenching and grinding and obstructive sleep apnoea or poor sleep quality. Therefore, a screening home based sleep study is recommended to rule out any underlying sleep pathology. This is arranged through our rooms on behalf of Sleep Services Australia Pty Ltd, who are a group of sleep physicians. These specialist sleep physicians then review the sleep data which is then used in the formulation of a treatment plan.

In instances where poor sleep quality through some form of upper airway resistance is a causative factor, these can be managed through a series of recommendations from the sleep physicians. Dental on Cue is one of the few dental practices whose treatment encompass not only Mandibular Advancement Splints as treatments, but also CPAP machines, and has a relationship to Back To Beds Pty Ltd who is a specialist mattress producer that can help in promoting a good night’s sleep and sleep hygiene. Dental on Cue also work closely with specialist physiotherapists that can alleviate muscular pain in the short term, but also work in conjunction with the patient and Dental on Cue over the longer term, to assist in providing optimum care and long lasting results.

Please contact us today to discuss a Neuromuscular treatment plan that can help you.