Neuromuscular Dentistry

Virginia Beach Neuromuscular Dentist

Neuromuscular TMJ Dentistry


Neuromuscular Dentistry is the science of dentistry that embodies accepted scientific principles of patho-physiology, anatomy, form and function.  Neuromuscular dentistry objectively evaluates the complex relationship between teeth, temporomandibular joints and the masticatory muscles in order to achieve an occlusion that is based on the optimal relationship between the mandible and the skull – neuromuscular occlusion. The goal of neuromuscular dentistry is to relax the muscles controlling jaw position to establish a true physiological rest position upon which treatment consideration are based.

To put it simply, neuromuscular dentistry places the jaw into its optimal position, relieving the symptoms associated with TMJ. While traditional dentistry evaluates primarily the teeth, bones, and gums, neuromuscular dentistry works with the hard tissues and the soft tissues, muscles and nerves. Neuromuscular dentists understand that your hard and soft tissues have a complex relationship and work to make that relationship a harmonious one. Neuromuscular dentists understand the necessity for including the power source (muscles) and the controls (nerves) which create the movement, pressures, and function of the mouth.

Dr. Carol F. Morgan, DDS, is a Neuromuscular Dentist and helps people with symptoms associated with TMJ disorders whether they live in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, York County, Williamsburg or any other surrounding city in Hampton Roads.