Dentist - Dr. Amy Norman, DDS, PS

Many people suffer from TMJ and never know it.

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Annette

Chronic Headache

 

TMJ

“My results exceeded my expectations… my bite finally feels right and my face and jaw are more relaxed.”

 
Annette came to use suffering from jaw pain and migraines. When we hear those symptoms, we know to screen for TMJ or tempromandibular joint disorder.

Many people suffer from TMJ and never know it, like Annette. These people treat their symptoms with pain medications often prescribed by doctors and never address the cause of the symptoms. TMJ can cause chronic and persistent head, neck or jaw pain as well as migraine headaches. A clicking jaw, popping jaw, or snapping in the jaw joint is the most common symptom of TMJ. So, is a persistent and chronic headache. There may or may not be pain in the jaw when the clicking or popping sound is heard. TMJ also can cause numbness in the arm, back pain and problems with the ears.
Consultation
Annette had a typical first call with us, exchanging important information. We shared our treatment approach and philosophy with her and she decided on the call we were a good fit for her treatment. Our initial consultations on the phone and in person are complimentary.

Annette learned how the source of her pain might be dysfunction in her tempromandibular joint, known as TMD (tempromandibular joint disorder) or simply commonly referred to as TMJ. In her consultation, she learned that Dr. Norman has specialized tests that can determine the cause of the chronic pain, leading to treatments.

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Treatment
“Dr. Norman uses some pretty advanced technologies. She and Amy helped me to understand the nature of my TMJ and bite problems and I had a very clear understanding before I ever began treatment.”

Our assistants are trained Neuromuscular Technicians and Dr. Norman has taught international students on the techniques used in our office. Neuromuscular examinations using specialized technologies and equipment measure the ways a bite affects both the skeletal and muscular systems surrounding the jaw joint. With TMJ, jaw pain and other symptoms are caused by a dysfunction of the jaw joint. Some call this a “bad bite” in which your upper and lower teeth do not come together in proper alignment also disrupts the placement of the jaw and the surrounding muscles. This imbalance in the bite-jaw-muscle relationship is what causes the pain in the jaw.
Free From Pain
In a few months, Dr. Norman’s treatment alleviated the source of Annette’s TMJ pain and she was finally pain free on a daily basis.
Results
In a few months, Dr. Norman’s treatment alleviated the source of Annette’s TMJ pain and she was finally pain free on a daily basis. Afterwards, Annette told us, “My results exceeded my expectations. Start to finish the whole process took several appointments but I don’t mind because the final result is worth it, my bite finally feels right and my face and jaw are more relaxed.”