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Neuromuscular Dentistry in Alberta

We now know that neuromuscular problems are not simply limited to the jaw joint area. Spinal misalignment, postural issues, muscle problems, and other body issues can have an effect on your bite. .

Dr. Cload performs a comprehensive exam, including the following body mechanics and stability testing, to ensure a proper TMJ/TMD diagnosis. Treatment options may include chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy, dental restorations, orthodontics, and other therapies based on the evaluation findings.

Postural evaluation

Dr. Cload will assess the patient’s posture in relation to the lower jaw, neck and cranium to identify any problems. If chiropractic issues are suspected, Dr. Cload may refer you to a NUCCA chiropractor for an in-depth analysis before you seek neuromuscular dental treatment. If you come in to see us and your shoulders are not even, your hips are rotated or, one leg is longer than the other we need to correct this. The affect this misalignment will have on your overall posture from the way your teeth fit together to how your head sits on your shoulders to how you stand is unbelievable.

Muscle evaluation

The muscles of the jaw, neck, head, back and extremities play a role in the health of your bite. An evaluation of these muscles will be performed by palpation to assess painful muscles and potential trigger points ( areas of muscle that may refer pain)

Craniocervical evaluation

If Dr. Cload is concerned you may have a craniocervical issue he will refer you to a NUCCA chiropractor for assessmnet.

Neurological evaluation

Special attention is paid to the nerves that carry out movement in the head, neck and back. In some cases, neurological issues may present symptoms similar to TMJ/TMD.

Neuromuscular Dentistry in Alberta

If you’d like to learn more about TMJ treatment, please visit the TMJ/TMD Questions page.

For a dental team that cares about your total smile health, consider Dr. Steven Cload’s Calgary, Alberta, dentistry practice. Please call or e-mail us today to set up a new patient consultation and see what everybody’s been smiling about.

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