D. Bartholomew G. Kreiner D.D.S.
Neuromuscular & TMJ
TMJ Treatment in Harford County, MD
When people come to us for a visit, it’s usually for the traditional services – cleaning, teeth pulling, cavities, dentures, fixing broken teeth. However, there is another field of dentistry that sometimes has little to do with having a better smile – it’s called neuromuscular dentistry. Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on severe jaw misalignment problems and how they affect your teeth, nerves, and muscles. Specifically, these problems stem from TMD – Temporomandibular joint disorder – which also goes by the name TMJ syndrome.
Your temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull. This can become inflamed or misaligned for a variety of reasons and can be exacerbated by such activities as nail-biting, sleeping on your stomach, eating large-sized bites of food, and excessive clenching or grinding of the teeth.
We offer a variety of options when it comes to selecting a procedure that’s right for you. Tired of having brownish or yellow teeth? With our enhanced teeth whitening procedure, your teeth will be sure to look their best. Have your teeth been slanted or become crooked? With a set of porcelain veneers, you’ll be able to cover the damage and maintain the illusion of a perfect smile. The possibilities for a perfect smile are endless.
If you’re curious about a cosmetic dentist in Bel Air, MD, contact the office of Dr. Kreiner and let us help you choose a procedure that works in your favor.
Most symptoms of TMJ occur in the facial area, but they can also be associated with other health problems. These symptoms include:
- Ringing sound in ears
- Migraine headaches
- Pain in shoulder, back, neck, or behind the eyes
- Problems with head posture
At the office of Dr. Bart Kreiner, we offer personalized treatments for TMJ syndrome and can help realign your jaws and alleviate pains caused by TMJ. Our skilled team are all neuromuscular dental professionals who are here to help you restore your jaws and keep your smile comfortable.