I grew up here in Ottawa, so most of my friends are from here as well, and not long ago, a few of them have been asking me which dentist in Ottawa uses tools for aligning the jaw as far as TMJ dentistry was concerned. So in this article, I am going to list 4 highly advanced tools Ottawa dentist Dr Hoa Nguyen uses, and why each is very effective.
Electromyography: the electrical activity of the muscles and the skull to jaw relationship can be measured by this method. It also determines the tension of muscles in a relaxed position as well as during jaw motion.
Sonography: the sound of the jaw during its movement is recorded by sonography. The grinding, popping, clicking and irregular bite sounds are all recorded.
Computerized mandibular scan: it helps in precisely scanning the jaw position when in motion and at rest.
A neuromuscular dentist in case of TMJ disorder treatment uses transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation (TENS) method. It is a method of massaging and relaxing the muscles from spasm and therefore relieves from pain.
Role of neuromuscular dentistry in smile makeover: smile makeover generally involves all the aspects of smile which includes the teeth and gums. It is also necessary to give the proper jaw alignment. A neuromuscular dentist takes care of the fact that not only your smile makeover is successful with just the dental aspects but also but it functionally and cosmetically stable. He makes sure that the muscles relax and the TMJ functions properly.
Role of neuromuscular dentistry in dentures: a traditional dentist completely depends on the impressions of the jaw so as to make a denture for the patient. On the other hand, a neuromuscular dentist’s treatment slightly differs as he involves the muscles of the jaw during treatment. Therefore, the dentist eliminates almost all the commonly associated problems with denture such as chewing and speaking.
Hopefully this article helps you answer some of your questions.