How Is Jaw Pain Related to Neuromuscular Dentistry?

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: December 9, 2013
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Treating pain or discomfort of the face, neck or shoulders can start in the jaw. If you have debilitating jaw pain, Midvale neuromuscular dentist Dr. Keith Warr can assess the problem and discuss treatment options to restore function to your mouth.

Neuromuscular dentists specialize in the treatment of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the lower jaw to the rest of the skull. If this joint is out of position, it can lead to a misalignment of the upper and lower jaw.

Disorders of the TMJ can affect the jaw in a number of ways, including:

  • Jaw pain
  • Audible clicking, grating or popping sounds emanating from the jaw
  • “Lock jaw,” or diminished range of motion in the joint
  • An imbalanced bite, where the upper and lower jaw don’t properly line up, impairing regular function

If you’re experiencing symptoms like these, Dr. Warr will examine your jaw closely to determine the severity of the TMJ. After assessing your case, he can develop a neuromuscular dentistry treatment plan to address your specific needs.

To learn more about how our neuromuscular dentist could treat and diagnose your jaw pain, please contact Warr Dental or call 801-216-3713 today for a free consultation. Dr. Warr proudly serves patients in or around the Midvale area of Utah.