Neuromuscular Dentistry DC

Neuromuscular Dentistry DC

There are many causes of pain in the jaw and face. Some possible causes include toothaches, sinus problems or TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). Throughout his training at the Seattle Institute and L.D. Pankey, Dr. Varipapa has learned to diagnose TMJ and the symptoms that come along with it. His Washington DC neuromuscular dentistry practice is a great place to turn for people who are suffering from TMJ problems and related difficulties.

What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?

Clients often come to our Washington DC dentist office when they have pain in their jaws and mouths. It takes an experienced dentist with extensive training to be able to tell what the problem is. Sometimes it is simply a toothache that is causing the patient's pain, but there are also more serious diseases that can be the culprit. Dr. Varipapa's expertise in neuromuscular dentistry allows him to properly diagnose a patient's symptoms.

There are many different treatments that are used in neuromuscular dentistry. These include stress relief therapy, muscle relaxants or wearing a mouth protector when sleeping to help reset the jaw. Identifying the location is key to solving a neuromuscular problem. There are multiple locations where muscle or nerve damage most often occur around the mouth. The facial muscles, jaw,or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) located in front of the ear are most often causes of these neuromuscular problems. Dr. Varipapa can diagnose the source of the problem and get you back on the road to wellness.

Credentials in Neuromuscular Dentistry

Dr. Varipapa has a tremendous amount of training in working with TMJ disorders. He has trained with some of the best experts in the field of neuromuscular dentistry, like Dr. Gabe Coulon of Bethesda, near Washington DC. Dr. Coulon is one of the most important experts in the latest TMJ treatment technologies.

Many scientific tools have been developed solely for dealing with TMJ issues. These tools allow Dr. Varipapa to treat problems like clicking jaws and pain in the muscles of neck. A misaligned jaw can lead to more pain while chewing, biting and talking.

Our Washington DC cosmetic dentist office is the place to go if you suspect that TMJ may be the source of your discomfort. Do not wait until the pain grows. You can rely on Dr. Varipapa's experience and skill in the field of neuromuscular dentistry. Call for a consultation to discuss your options.

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