Neuromuscular Dentistry


Neuromuscular dentistry is a specialized area of dentistry that focuses on the relationship between the muscles, joints, tendons, nerves and bones in the sensitive connective area between your jaw and your skull.

One of the primary objectives of neuromuscular dentistry is the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD) and its subsequent treatment through achieving a proper bite position. Pittsburgh dentists Dr. Joe Quartuccio and Dr. Charles Frye are among the few dentists in the Pittsburgh area trained in the field of neuromuscular dentistry.

Because TMJ/TMD symptoms such as migraine-like headaches, jaw tension and difficulty chewing are shared by a number of other health conditions, consulting with a neuromuscular dentist ensures your best chance for an accurate assessment of this painful condition. Using advanced technology to analyze your bite, track your jaw movement, and monitor your facial muscles and joints, we can pinpoint the specific cause of your TMJ/TMD.

After the source of your TMJ/TMD has been determined, Pittsburgh neuromuscular dentists, Dr. Frye will develop a custom TMJ/TMD treatment plan designed to bring your jaw into proper alignment and ease your discomfort. This may be as simple as correcting poor dental health habits such as pen biting or ice chewing, or it may necessitate the use of an oral appliance to reposition your bite.

If you live in the Pittsburgh, Hampton Township or Allison Park, Pennsylvania, areas and would like to learn more about temporomandibular joint disorder and its treatment options, please contact Dentonics to schedule your personal neuromuscular dentistry consultation with Dr. Joe or Dr. Charles Frye. We can determine the best treatment to relieve your pain and restore comfort and function to your bite.

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