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Treating TMJ Through a Physiologic

October 24, 2018

Millions of Americans suffer from headaches every day. Problems with the temporomandibular joint or TMJ is the cause of many of those headaches. Relief from TMJ pain is available through physiologic based dentistry in Cypress. This approach to treating TMJ issues may not only relieve your headache pain but also help you feel and look better. Our dentists at Village Park Dental are trained in LVI Global physiologic based dentistry  to provide patients with more comprehensive care.

What is Physiologic Based Dentistry?

In general, the field of dentistry deals mainly with oral tissues. This includes the teeth, gums, tongue, lips and cheeks. The average dentist focuses on issues involving the teeth and gums. The holistic approach of

physiologic based dentistry in Cypress takes into consideration the interaction of more than teeth, gums and soft tissues of the oral cavity.

This emerging branch of dentistry also studies the interaction of those with the patient’s posture, nervous system, and muscles in the treatment of disorders of the temporomandibular joint, relieving headache pain and in the treatment of some sleep disorders.

Treating TMJ Through Physiologic Based Dentistry in Cypress

Not everyone would guess that some headache pain, including migraines, or sleep disorders can be related to dental issues. Physiologic based dentistry examines the systems of the body that are involved in the articulation of the temporomandibular joint.

This joint absorbs a tremendous amount of stress under normal circumstances. When added stress, such as grinding teeth, clenching and poor posture are added, the result is pain. This pain can manifest as jaw pain, but it can present in other ways as well. Headaches, facial pain, ear aches, neck and shoulder problems can also be caused by an overstressed TMJ. Physiologic based dentistry in Cypress can identify the cause and the most efficient remedy.

Physiological based dentistry addresses several areas to ensure that the patient is getting complete relief from the disorder. This broader view which includes examining such things as posture, musculature and the nervous system along with how the upper and lower jaws meet goes further in resolving the TMJ issue so that relief is not just temporary.

Addressing TMJ from this holistic standpoint has the potential to not only relieve headache pain and other pain associated with the disorder, but also help the patient look and feel better. When your pain has been alleviated, you will naturally feel better all over and as a result of treatment correcting other factors such as posture, you will also look better.

Contact Village Park Family Dentistry for answers to your questions about physiologic based dentistry in Cypress. Schedule an appointment with us today. We can help alleviate the pain from TMJ.

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