Neuromuscular dentistry in Chicago is the dental specialty that focuses on the complex workings of your masticatory joints and muscles. Your jaw is comprised of a network of bones, cartilage, joints, muscles, and connective tissue, through all of which runs some of the largest nerves in your body. When even one component part is not working correctly, painful and limiting issues can result. These problems are known collectively as TMD and preventing, diagnosing, and treating this issue are the primary aims of neuromuscular dentistry.
There can be a number of symptoms that indicate issues with your jaw joint. Common TMD symptoms include clicking or popping in the jaw, jaw pain, limited jaw mobility, and migraine headaches. When these symptoms are present, Lincoln Park neuromuscular dentist Dr. Gerilyn Alfe utilizes advanced technology to detect TMD and applies her extensive training and years of practice to customize a treatment plan that eliminates pain and restores alignment to your jaw.
If you live in the greater Chicagoland area and are suffering from facial pain, chronic headaches, or other TMD symptoms, please contact our neuromuscular dentist at Chicago Smile Spa or call (773) 348-2704today to schedule a neuromuscular examination with Dr. Gerilyn Alfe.
Advanced Neuromuscular Dentistry Services for Chicago Patients
Our neuromuscular dentist in Chicago uses state-of-the-art technology such as JVA (joint vibration analysis) and TekSkan® to detect TMD. When it is detected, she offers a wide selection of TMD treatments, enabling her to choose which options are ideal for you. As with most neuromuscular dentists, Dr. Alfe offers oral splints and mouthguards for treatment, but she incorporates advanced and complementary services such as BOTOX® Cosmetic to help ensure your maximum comfort and long-term satisfaction.
Each person has unique needs and no single neuromuscular dentistry solution is right for everyone. During your neuromuscular examination Dr. Alfe will take the time to understand your specific needs and customize the best treatment option for you.
To learn more about the neuromuscular dentistry services offered at Chicago Smile Spa, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alfe. Our neuromuscular dentist is proud to serve patients throughout the greater Chicagoland area including Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and surrounding Chicago communities.