Our skilled dentist, Dr. Janice Hall Ormsby, has received extensive training in dentistry to keep your smile in the best possible health. One of the areas Dr. Janice Hall Ormsby has received advanced training in is neuromuscular dentistry. Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on optimizing how the muscles, teeth, bone, jaws, and other structures work together. When these structures all function together properly, your smile will reach its ideal functionality and health. To reach this ideal harmony, treatment may include an evaluation of the posture of the head, neck, jaws, and body as a whole. We focus on muscular balance and occlusal (bite) stability to achieve a harmonious balance between all of the structures. When these structures are out of balance, it may result in several painful symptoms, such as:
- Jaw pain
- Chronic headaches
- Pain in the neck and shoulders
- Ear pain and ringing in the ears
- Facial pain
- Popping, clicking, or grinding noises in the jaw joint
If you experience these symptoms, our dentist may recommend the benefits of neuromuscular dentistry in Ithaca, New York, for your smile. This treatment will focus on correcting the bite (how the teeth fit and work together) and aligning the jaw. To learn more about neuromuscular dentistry and its benefits, and to set up your next appointment at East Shore Dental Care, we invite you to call us today.