Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, often referred to as TMJ, is a bite issue and is a chronic degenerative condition that can take years to develop. It’s caused by an imbalance between the jaw and the skull and can mimic other problems such as headaches, earaches, ringing ears, popping jaw joints and tooth pain. Many patients will make the rounds of doctors looking for answers, only to be told that nothing is wrong. If you have teeth that are badly worn or misaligned, or if you suffer with symptoms previously mentioned, you may have a bite problem. Many people have problems with their bite resulting from nature, by trauma or by localized dental work or orthodontics that may have straightened the teeth but not necessarily calmed the joints and muscles.
At Skyview Dr. Haddad practices Neuromuscular dentistry, which studies the relationship between the muscles of the jaw, the jaw joint and the position of the teeth. This means that we have the technology and expertise to fix someone’s bite with physiologic precision. Using muscle scanning, electronic muscle and nerve relaxation, and jaw tracking, we can help to put the jaw where nature always intended it to be. Then, we make the teeth fit that proper bite and simultaneously provide an aesthetic smile makeover – solving two big problems at once.