Neuromuscular dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting issues with the jaw—particularly misaligned jaws. When working on the health of your jaw, our dentist will focus on occlusion, or how your upper or lower teeth come and function together. One of the primary uses for neuromuscular dentistry is treating your temporomandibular joint. This treatment can be used to alleviate problems such as:

  • Stress on your jaw muscles
  • Pain in your muscle, neck, and joints
  • Neck spasms
  • Pain in your ear when chewing, talking, yawning, or eating
  • Pain or ringing in the ear
  • Clicking or popping noises
  • A swollen face
  • A jaw that locks
  • A jaw that will not open or close entirely
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

To adequately realign your bite, our team may recommend a dental implant or dental contouring to help you have the smile you deserve. At Smiles of East Lake, our team is determined to help you have the most pleasant dental experience possible, regardless of your needs. Depending on the severity and the circumstances of your case, our dentist may use one of many treatments to correct your bite, such as surgery, splints, or mouth guards. If you have any questions about neuromuscular dentistry in Chula Vista, California, we invite you to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric Eusebio today.