The health and functionality of a person’s mouth and jaw can seriously impact upon their overall health and well being. Complications relating to bone tissue, muscle/ tissue activity and skeletal alignment can cause pain and discomfort in other areas of the body; likewise health issues pertaining to other areas of the body can impact of mouth health.
At Maven Dental Newcastle, formerly Newcastle Dental Laser Centre, we believe in adopting a holistic approach to mouth health incorporating disciplines such as neuromuscular dentistry to care for our patients.
If you suffer from migraines, headaches, neck or shoulder pain, the cause may not be a back or muscle complaint but to a misalignment of your teeth and jaw. Neuromuscular dentistry is devoted to the study of the entire soft and hard tissue surrounding your jaw, teeth, neck and head.
At Maven Dental Newcastle, formerly Newcastle Dental Laser Centre, we help people resolve problems with their temporomandibular (jaw) joints, also known as TMJ, by ensuring your jaw-muscle relationship is optimally aligned we also assist people in the treatment of behavioural patterns associated with the neuromuscular conditions including Bruxism or teeth clenching/ grinding.
Another area of neuromuscular dentistry we specialise in includes oral appliance therapy for snoring and obtrusive sleep apnoea. Oral appliance therapy essentially involves the diagnosis and assessment of a sleep disorder and the fitment of an appropriate oral devise designed to correct the cause of the disorder. This devise is used by the patient only when sleeping and is monitored over time to ensure continued effectiveness.
As mentioned previously other areas of health can negatively impact upon mouth health one such example is bone health.
Bone diseases like osteoporosis, Paget’s disease or bone cancer often require a medical treatment that contains bisphosphonate, unfortunately bisphosphonates have been associated with a condition called osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ).
To discuss any concern you have relating to the effects of overall health on your mouth health please contact the friendly staff at Maven Dental Newcastle, formerly Newcastle Dental Laser Centre, to arrange an appointment.