Symptoms of TMJ & Neuromuscular Dysfunction

Traditional dentistry typically treats one tooth or problem at a time with more of a mechanical approach. Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD) goes beyond that traditional approach and uses a more holistic approach to assess the entire stomatognathic system of teeth, jaw, joints, and muscles to assure they are working in harmony.

Internationally recognized as a leading Neuromuscular Dentist, Dr. Adams utilizes the principles of Neuromuscular Dentistry to address the causes, not just the symptoms, of your dental problems. With a focus on your dental health - and its relationship to your overall health - Dr. Adams utilizes a comprehensive approach and state-of-the-art diagnostics to prepare and implement an individualized treatment plan unique for each patient.

Signs & Symptoms of TMJ/ Neuromuscular Dental Dysfunction

  • Frequent Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Neck, Shoulder & Back Pain
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms & fingers
  • Ringing or congestion in the ears
  • “Popping” or “Clicking” of the jaw
  • Soreness or Pain in the Facial Muscles
  • Neck and/or Shoulder Muscle Pain
  • Jaw Pain
  • Jaw Joint Pain
  • Tender, Sensitive Teeth
  • Unexplained Loose Teeth
  • Sensitivity to Hot and Cold
  • Jaw Locking in the Open or Closed Position
  • Limited Jaw Opening
  • Clenching or Grinding of the Teeth
  • (Bruxism)
  • Cracking, chipping or breaking of dental restorations
  • Forward Head Posture
  • Deviation of the Jaw
  • Nervousness or Insomnia
  • Worn or Cracked Teeth
  • Abnormal Wear of the Teeth
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Chewing Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Bell’s Palsey

Contact Us

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Our Location

3021 E 98th St Suite 220 | Indianapolis, IN 46280

Hours of Operation

(317) 580-9222


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