At Brightleaf Cosmetic & Holistic Dentistry, we are proud to offer our patients the exceptional benefits of neuromuscular dentistry. For you to truly understand those benefits, it’s important for you to understand that neuromuscular dentistry is not inherently different or separate from general and cosmetic dentistry. Instead, it’s a discipline that can enhance and improve practically every procedure a dentist performs.

Neuromuscular dentistry is the study of your mouth not just as teeth and gums, but as part of the complex system of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels in your head. A neuromuscular dentist looks at the entire system to identify areas of disharmony that can lead to not only obvious symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, or earaches, but also cause more long-term problems, like premature wear on teeth and restorations.

Neuromuscular dentistry is often thought of as the discipline that studies the temporomandibular joint and its particular problems, and a neuromuscular dentist is sometimes called a TMJ dentist, but a dentist who understands neuromuscular dentistry is able to apply those principles on a daily basis to cosmetic and restorative dental procedures.

Want to learn more about what makes a TMJ dentist special? Please contact Brightleaf Cosmetic & Holistic Dentistry today. We serve patients in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, and surrounding areas.