This Is How Neuromuscular Dentistry Can Let You Live Without Jaw Pain

M.Y. Dental Spa offers caring, compassionate, and comprehensive dental care for patients in the Midtown Manhattan area. The dental team at this general and cosmetic dentistry practice has a strong commitment to ensuring that all patients receive the care they need for a beautiful smile while feeling as comfortable and relaxed as possible. The team at M.Y. Dental Spa offers more than 20 years of experience in dentistry, along with pain-free dental care and a welcoming environment. 

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Do you wake up most mornings with a throbbing headache or stiff jaw? If so, you may be living with a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or a misaligned jaw. To live a healthier, pain-free life, Dr. Mimi Yeung offers neuromuscular dentistry to patients suffering from this common problem. Haute Beauty sat down with Haute Beauty expert Dr. Yeung to understand the neuromuscular dentistry options for determining the jaw issues that lie.

Do you wake up most mornings with a throbbing What is neuromuscular dentistry?

Neuromuscular dentistry is focused on diagnosing and correcting the malalignment of the jaw at your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). By addressing these common jaw problems, neuromuscular dentistry can eliminate pain and helps you achieve a more balanced bite.

What occurs in a neuromuscular dentistry appointment?

During a neuromuscular dentistry appointment, a physical exam will be performed. Additionally, a series of computerized measurements will be used to determine the extent of your problem and to establish an optimal rest position for your jaw. Some of the procedures used to achieve these goals include:

Sonography is a diagnostic procedure that measures the vibrations of your jaw joint when you open and close your mouth. It can pinpoint issues with the joints in your jaw.

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During an electromyography, a series of electrodes will be attached to your jaw muscles. The electrodes pick up small electrical impulses and then feed them back to a recording device. The machine measures the electrical activity of your jaw and muscles during activities like biting and chewing. This utilizes jaw tracking, a procedure that analyzes your jaw movements in three dimensions.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) uses ultra-low frequency electrical waves to stimulate the muscles in your jaw. This process relieves pain and muscle spasms while helping you establish a healthier jaw position.

What type of neuromuscular dentistry is right for me?

By making an appointment with Dr. Yeung at M.Y. Dental Spa, you will be able to determine the type of neuromuscular dentistry that is right for your situation. Following an oral examination, review of your medical history, and discussing your symptoms, a treatment plan will be developed to align with your individual needs.

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