Grinding, Tooth Wear, and TMJ
Modern Dentistry expands in reach beyond your teeth, to your total health. Advances in the science of complete dentistry have taught us how to balance the bite in a natural position to help stop tooth wear and alleviate years of discomfort. Occlusal dentists balances the bite and relaxes the jaw for an optimal physiological position. Over 100 years of research and clinical experience have shown this to be effective in treating patients with tooth wear and head and neck pain.
Who is Affected?
Almost everyone has some degree of tooth wear. Once the outer protective layer of enamel is worn away on the chewing surface of teeth, the inner layer wears away much faster because it is softer. This results in teeth that are shorter, uneven, discolored, chipped, and results in a bite that is no longer balanced. This may even change the way your face looks and increase wrinkles and facial lines.
Temporomandibular joint disease (also known as TMD or TMJ) affects about 75 million people. It is a chronic disease that may take years to develop. People who suffer from TMD have a structural imbalance in their jaw joint and muscles, usually by wear or a bad bite.
How can you help me?
With extensive training in Occlusal Dentistry from the Frank Spear Institute for Advanced Occlusal Studies, Dr. Galli is well trained and experienced in treating the neuro-muscular symptoms of a patient with a poor bite (malocclusion).
Following a comprehensive examination and records, he will recommend a treatment plan that will rebuild your teeth and crrect your bite.
Not only will this process eliminate years of tooth wear and improve your bite, it will give you the smile you’ve always dreamed about.
You may be a candidate for neuromuscular dentistry if you experience any of the following symptoms.
- Headaches or migraines
- Unexplained loose teeth
- Worn, Chipped or breaking dental restorations
- Pain or soreness around the jaw joints
- Pain in teeth that seems to move around
- Neck, shoulder, facial or back pain
- Clicking or grating sounds in the jaw joints
- Limited movement or locking Jaw
- Congestion or stuffiness of the ears