Diagnosis and Treatment
1) Consultation and Evaluation
During your consultation visit (1st visit), Dr. Morgan will meet with you to discuss your individual case including your symptoms and potential causes for your discomfort. She will also discuss the main objective ideas behind Neuromuscular Dentistry and how and if it can help. This visit usually takes one hour. Dr. Morgan will discuss your prior medical and symptom history as well as a head, neck, jaw and mouth examination. She will be able to tell you if Neuromuscular dentistry is right for your symptoms, pain and problems.
After this visit you will return to the office for a Comprehensive Evaluation.
During your Comprehensive Evaluation (2nd visit), Dr. Morgan and her staff will conduct an extensive physical examination that includes manual testing of the head and neck muscles. She will explain to you why the different muscles and nerves of the face, head and neck can be symptomatic and related to Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders. This is a very relaxed and open discussion where you will have an opportunity to discuss all the questions that you have, as well as treatment goals. There will be extensive photography of your shoulders, neck and head, your teeth, mouth and face. We will take impressions of the teeth in your mouth to make study models of your teeth to aid in your diagnosis and treatment. We will be able to show you how your bite (occlusion) can be causing your symptoms and pain.