Neuromuscular and Gnathological Dentistry
TMJ is potentially one of the most misdiagnosed and undiagnosed ailments today. Many patients suffer endless days and nights of pain and frustration because no practitioner is able to help them effectively deal with their headaches, facial pain, jaw pain, shoulder pain, ringing in the ears, vertigo, locked jaw and so many more life hindering symptoms. Thanks to advancements in the fields of neuromuscular dentistry and more recently gnathological neuromuscular dentistry, highly qualified and specialized doctors such as Dr. Sid Solomon are able to finally solve the pain puzzle, connect the dots of human anatomy and help patients live a pain-free life!
Dr. Sid Solomon is the leading TMJ Specialist in Los Angeles and an internationally recognized TMJ expert and lecturer. He has devoted his life to forever expanding his understanding and expertise with the TMJ joint so that he can help even those with the most complex TMJ cases finally find a solution to a lifetime of pain.
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry (NM)?
General dentistry focuses on the teeth and gums while neuromuscular dentistry also looks at the muscles and nerves of the head, face and neck to provide more comprehensive solutions. Dr. Solomon has obtained his extensive studies in this field at the very prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
Neuromuscular dentistry provides the tools and technology that are needed to find an optimal bite. Once Dr. Solomon finds the proper bite, he registers this important information and creates a TMJ splint, also known as an orthosis or jaw repositioning appliance. Dr. Solomon is proud to be an expert at neuromuscular dentistry techniques, and he employs his knowledge, along with a caring and impeccable bedside manner, to treat TMJ patients without surgery and without medication.
What is Gnathological Neuromuscular Dentistry (GNM)? How is it different from NM?
Fifty years of NM dentistry has led it to become the foundation for GNM to completely transform the treatment of jaw misalignment. GNM stands for gnathological neuromuscular dentistry, and this science revolves around a more advanced insight into the masticatory apparatus, which is the network using teeth to break down food. GNM dentistry combines the basics of NM dentistry with a more advanced undertone, highlighting the interconnected nerves between the whole body.
GNM treatment is used for problems like shoulder tension, restricted mouth motion, joint-unhinging, vertigo and many others. GNM treatment involves looking at the whole picture for musculoskeletal problems, such as the muscle groups in the back of the neck as well as the front. Dr. Solomon has studied GNM under strict and personal mentorship at Occlusion Connections. He is part of a very elite and rate group of dentists that truly understand and employ GNM to treat even the most complex TMJ cases.
Who can be treated with GNM?
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research states that over 10 million Americans suffer from malocclusion or misalignment of the bite. Many people suffering from TMJ problems can be effectively treated to live a pain-free life. However, a lot of professionals do not recognize the symptoms associated with malocclusion as it targets various parts of the body, and as such, TMJ is often misdiagnosed and mistreated. It is important to see Dr. Solomon for a TMJ evaluation and GNM examination if you are suffering from any combination of the symptoms below:
- Headaches and/or migraines
- Facial pain
- Neck pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Clicking and popping or locking of the jaw joints
- Jaw ache
- Grinding or bruxism
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Tingling fingers
How to Get Treatment
Only two percent of dentists in the United States understand neuromuscular dentistry and effectively treat TMJ/TMD problems. Of this small amount, there is an even more limited portion (about one percent of dentists) who have the capable expertise of offering GNM treatment. Dr. Sid Solomon is an innovative GNM dentist who has built upon the last three decades of TMJ treatment through his initial findings as an NM dentist and, later, his educational experience with GNM. Dr. Solomon has effectively treated many TMJ patients and is proud to be committed to providing quality TMJ treatment using the latest and greatest advancements in this field. Dr. Solomon shares his valuable knowledge by lecturing around the globe at venues such as Dubai in the Emirates.
Set up your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Solomon and start your journey to a pain-free life! Call (310) 475-5598 to learn more about TMJ dentistry in Los Angeles, California!
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