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Neuromuscular Dentistry in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

Neuromuscular dentistry deals with the proper alignment of your jawbone in relation to your teeth and facial muscles. While traditional dentistry mainly evaluates your teeth, bones, and gums, neuromuscular dentistry works with the muscles, nerves, hard tissues, and soft tissues. By analyzing how each of these works with the others, a neuromuscular dentist can place your jaw into its ideal position.

If your jaw is misaligned, the hard and soft tissues are strained, resulting in a number of problems such as:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Clicking or popping sounds in your jaw joint

With many cases, these symptoms are the result of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), an imbalance in your jaw-to-skull relationship that is caused by a bad bite.

TMD

TMD is a chronic, degenerative disease that can take years to surface. This condition affects millions of people across the United States. Fortunately, neuromuscular dentistry can help.

A bad bite (malocclusion) is fairly easy to correct. Using advanced technology to determine the position of your bad bite and finding the position for your ideal, relaxed bite, Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb can restore the harmony between your jaw, muscles, and nerves.

Neuromuscular Treatment

Treatment options for malocclusion include:

  • Dental orthotics (bite guards)
  • Orthodontics and Invisalign®
  • Full mouth restoration
  • The LVI Difference

Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb has been trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. This institute is the premier training center for neuromuscular dentists. At Proud to Smile Dentistry, our cosmetic dentist has the knowledge and training necessary to effectively realign your bite and alleviate pain.

Neuromuscular dentistry patients experience a variety of benefits ranging from reduced or eliminated pain to enhanced health and longer lasting dental restorations.

If you are suffering from symptoms of a misaligned bite and you live in the Morristown, New Jersey area, please contact Proud to Smile Dentistry online or call (908) 888-9858 today. Our highly trained neuromuscular dentist can help alleviate your pain and correct your misaligned bite. Our office serves patients in Morristown and surrounding areas of New Jersey.

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See what patients like you have to say about our practice

As always, the staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Patti listened thoughtfully to all of my concerns and was able to address right on the spot!! She does BEAUTIFUL work!!
Janine Rose
Janine Rose
13:03 10 Nov 22
Thank you for a great job
Eddie Comanche
Eddie Comanche
11:27 10 Nov 22
After a thorough, painfree cleaning by the dental hygienist (Karima), Dr. Patti repaired a molar for me. The injection and filling were painless and she explained everything throughout the process. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Best ever dental experience for someone with dental anxiety.The office very recently underwent renovation and it’s gorgeous.
Doris White
Doris White
02:07 10 Nov 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
23:45 08 Nov 22
The best cleaning I ever had! Very friendly, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!
The Rods
The Rods
23:06 19 Oct 22
As someone with a large fear of dentists there is a reason I’ve been coming here for over a decade. The greatest staff, the cleanest and nicest environment, I could go on forever! Just go 🙂
Ashlyn Nicole
Ashlyn Nicole
22:26 19 Oct 22
I always love going to see Dr. Patty and her team. I even met an intern, Paul who is looking to attend Dental School. What a great job giving this young man experience.
Lisa Florio
Lisa Florio
19:58 13 Oct 22
Dr. Patti and her staff are the best. She is very skillful and knowledgeable. She spends time to explain what needs to be done and to answer all questions. She is also a perfectionist who will take as much time as is needed to get the best results for her patients. Her office is state of the art and the staff is also knowledgeable and courteous.
Malinee Sastrasinh
Malinee Sastrasinh
22:59 29 Sep 22
you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
susan palmer
susan palmer
14:10 04 Sep 22
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