Gneuromuscular Dentist Agoura Hills . Newbury Park . Oak Park

Effective TMJ Treatment with GNM

Gneuromuscular dentistry is aimed at optimizing occlusion, better known as the alignment of your bite, to improve overall comfort and function. Optimal occlusion not only relieves pain and tension in the jaw, but can alleviate headaches, poor posture, foot pain, neck pain, and more due to the interconnected nature of the human body. If you suffer from tooth pain, neck pain, migraines, aching feet, or back problems, learn how gneuromuscular dentistry may be able to help to you.

What is NM?

NM stands for neuromuscular. Neuromuscular dentistry corrects jaw misalignment, shifting teeth in both the upper and lower parts of your mouth to optimize occlusion (alignment of the teeth). NM dentistry is a term which refers to several treatments and any combination of those treatments aimed at relieving jaw pain. These treatments include crowns, tooth recontouring, or the use of a TMJ splint or mouth guard. NM dentistry has been in use for over 50 years and offers much relief for those suffering from jaw-related pain. Today, GNM builds on the foundation of NM to offer innovative treatments that completely transform patients’ health and comfort.

What is GNM? How does it differ from NM?

GNM stands for neuromuscular, which is itself a word formed by the terms gnathic and neuromuscular.

Gnathology involves a detailed understanding of the masticatory system­– the system responsible for how your teeth are used to chew and process food. Combined with neuromuscular understanding an (understanding of nerves and muscles), GNM provides dentists with the knowledge and skill needed to apply advanced methodologies and treatments.

GNM improves body alignment, bite alignment, jaw function, and improves patients’ lives by relieving pain and restoring optimal health in several areas.

While neuromuscular dentistry corrects misalignment of the jaw, gneuromuscular dentistry (note the slight difference in spelling) goes even further in relieving TMJ pain. GNM not only looks at the jaw and teeth, but also posture, alignment, and factors throughout the body. This provides a detailed understanding of all related pains and conditions, helping to alleviate discomfort throughout the body for total wellbeing.

Who does GNM help?

GNM is an innovative study which helps patients suffering from TMJ and jaw-related pain. Malocclusion (misalignment of the bite) impacts more than 10 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Many adults do not even realize they suffer from jaw-related pain because the symptoms are not limited to the teeth or jaw.

Symptoms of malocclusion include:

  • A feeling that teeth do not “fit” together properly
  • Popping or clicking noises when opening or closing the jaw
  • Earaches
  • Feeling of fluid trapped in the ear
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Pain in the shoulders
  • Tingling in the arms or fingers
  • And more

GNM is aimed at relieving ALL pains related to malocclusion.

Who offers GNM treatment?

Only 1% of dentists have the skills and education needed to offer gneuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Sid Solomon continues to build on three decades’ of knowledge and experience to advance his understanding of TMJ treatment, including GNM dentistry.

Dr. Solomon first mastered neuromuscular dentistry through his education at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) which teaches physiologic based dentistry, emphasizing the interconnected nature of the body and the relation of dental health to overall wellness. He continues to build on this knowledge through his ongoing education in the study of GNM at Occlusion Connections, a program led by Dr. Clayton Chan, a widely respected expert advocating for transformative treatments to relieve TMJ pain.

Dr. Solomon is committed to advancing his understanding of GNM and all treatment options so patients have every advantage and opportunity to eliminate jaw-related pain. He is proud to help patients in the areas of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Bel Air, San Fernando Valley, and Culver City with personalized treatment.

To learn if gneuromuscular treatment may be right for you, please give us a call today.

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