TMJ & Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromusclular Dentistry – Treatment for TMJ & TMD

Why Choose Us?

    • Elite Surgical Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Innovator of Breakthrough Veneers Technology
    • Clinical Instructor in Endodontics at Creighton University
    • Academic and Clinical Achievement Awards and Prestigious Memberships
    • Graduates of Prominent Universities

• Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

• Case Western Reserve

• Las Vegas Institute

The Advanced Solution for TMJ


Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the interconnected system of jaw bones and muscles, nerves, and teeth for the purpose of recreating a natural bite. This branch of dentistry is an innovative non-surgical solution to problems associated with TMJ disorders. If you live in the Thousand Oaks area and are looking for a solution for TMJ, we are here to help.

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, i.e., your jaw joint, which is essential for the proper function of your jaw. Chewing, speaking, or simply opening or closing your mouth are controlled by this part of your bone structure. Because your jaw is part of that interconnected system, symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) can lead to strain in your head, arms, shoulders, and back.

What Causes TMJ Disorders?

TMD is generally caused by a severely misaligned bite, also known as a malocclusion. A malocclusion occurs when your upper and lower teeth do not fit together correctly, preventing them from providing the required support for your facial muscles during chewing and swallowing. This, in turn, causes a wide range of symptoms, such as:

  • Severe headaches and migrainesThousand Oaks CA TMJ
  • Extreme pain in the neck, shoulders, and back
  • Facial pain and swelling
  • Clicking and locking of the jaw
  • Sensitive, loose, worn or cracked teeth
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms
  • Limited or complete lack of ability to open the mouth

Treatment for TMJ Disorders

At Hart Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we utilize neuromuscular dentistry to help you combat TMJ by diagnosing your symptoms and establishing your correct jaw position in a non-invasive, injection-free and painless manner. Once our specialized orthotic and tensing machine has relaxed your muscles into the ideal position, we are able to diagnose the precise cause of your TMJ and create a personalized treatment plan. Your treatment may include further neuromuscular therapy, a mouth guard, or potential bite reconstruction in severe cases.

Our skilled team of restorative and cosmetic dentists are fully dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our patients, which includes undergoing continuous education in the latest neuromuscular dentistry techniques. We take pride in our ability to offer you all the benefits of this innovative branch of dentistry, including significant pain relief, longer-lasting dental restorations and improved overall health.

To learn more or schedule a consultation regarding your TMJ treatment in Thousand Oaks, CA, please call or email us today.