Many people have TMJ pain or symptoms as TMJ sorriness or clicking and popping jaw joints. The clicking and popping jaw joints are a result of a joint malfunction. There are three parts including the head, the lower jaw and the disc between the head and lower jaw. When the disk is displaced from clenching and grinding of the teeth, the TMJ clicks and pops when chewing or opening wide. There is a solution that important to consider because people are living a lot longer and the ability to eat becomes more important with age. Most of the time, TMJ pain is related to a deep over-bite that causes the lower jaw to be pushed back towards the patient’s ear. Sometimes ear pain is related to TMJ pain. This patient needed a unique form of neuromuscular dentistry to treat her deep overbite, headaches and TMJ pain that were a daily health problem. She had braces twice and still had headaches and TMJ pain. She took excedrin almost every day because she woke up in the morning with facial pain. This results were a health transformation as she no longer needed pain medication. But, the biggest benefit for this patient was Dr. Muslin’s unique anti-aging neuromuscular Face Lift Dentistry treatment. (You can see the case study here.)
Patients get headaches of various intensities. There are severe migraine headaches and also headaches that are moderate in pain. Headache pain can negatively impact the patient’s health over the long term and many patients are taking pain relievers in order to get through the day. The best long term health for the patient would be to get headache relieve and greatly reduce the amount of pain medication that the patient takes over their life span. Many patients have headaches from bad bites that force the jaw into an unnatural position. Of course most of these patients do not know that their jaw is not in the right position because they have had the bad bite or over bite their entire life. Many patient’s will say, “My headaches are not caused by my bite, they are sinus headaches”. However, they can be pleasantly surprised when they get fewer and less intense headaches because they had over bite correction treatment. This patient is a prime example of headaches, migraine headaches, pain medications and significant pain relief from Dr. Sam Muslin’s exclusive Face Lift Dentistry treatment. He was able to easily create the bite that moved her jaw into a more comfortable and functional position. She was able to wake up in the morning pain free. Waking up in the morning without a headache changed her attitude for the entire day. She felt much better and was able to be the naturally pleasant person that she had been in the past. Her feelings about herself improved, her attitude improved and she was ready to begin living a whole new life with a younger appearance and a pain free existence.
Deep Overbite Correction
The over bite is one of the most common problems that cause patients to look older. The bite slowly wears down and the patient’s face looks more compressed. The actual shape of the face becomes round and the nose and chin get closer and closer together. The face has a “squished” look because of the loss of support for the face. Patient’s look old because they have an untreated deep overbite that actually is responsible for the collapsed facial appearance. The teeth are actually a great supporter of the lips, face and cheeks and when combined with overbite correction, the patient can actually experience a big anti-aging benefit. The face needs support as we grow older and when the treatment can be combined with Dr. Muslin’s Face Lift Dentistry, the results can benefit the patient for the rest of their lives. His overbite correction methods are also non-invasive which means his patients can have deep overbite correction without grinding down their healthy teeth. The bonding technology and the high tech porcelains when combined with 30 years of experience in full mouth reconstruction non-invasive dentistry, can get results for his patients that are beyond normal expectations for bite reconstruction dentistry. His patients are benefitting from his treatment because they are no longer in pain, they no longer look old and they feel great about themselves because the cosmetic results go beyond normal cosmetic dentistry.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA