Neuromuscular Dentistry/TMJ Therapy

Dr. Burstein, dentist in Sherman Oaks, CA, can relieve headaches, uncomfortable chewing, sore teeth and more with neuromuscular solutions. Sherman Oaks, CA TMJ relief is a part of neuromuscular dentistry that understands the complex joint system. Dr. Burstein can bring balance to jaws, muscles, the joints and more, easing the pain and irritation of a sore TMJ, or temporomandibular joint.

In Sherman Oaks, when the TMJ becomes misaligned, the muscles strain to move your jaw, slowly disorienting your entire chewing system. The repercussions can be felt in the face and back muscles as well as in the fingertips (tingling) or the mind (dizziness). Relief may be as easy as a neuromuscular mouthguard, which optimally positions the jaws.


If you are one of those people that have daily headaches or migraines and are tired of taking medications which only provide temporary or partial relief, we might be able to help you.

Most headaches, even severe ones, are of a muscular origin. Neuromuscular dentistry (NMD) can help end the many years of suffering and possibly eliminate your reliance on pain medication.

Neuromuscular dentistry (NMD) is a term applied to techniques that expand upon the more traditional approach to dentistry that is more mechanically oriented. NMD places your bite where the muscles that control jaw position are at their best for optimal function and comfort. In other words, by addressing the health and function of your jaw muscles, we can alleviate or cure conditions such as:

  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Jaw clicking and popping
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Tinnitus (ear ringing)
  • PresSUre behind the eyes
  • Ear pain
  • Clogged ears

NMD is based on sound scientific principles that involve measuring activity of the head and jaw muscles and subsequently treating them with conservative methods. NMD is not new, it has been around for about 25 years. If you suffer from any of the above conditions or you know someone that does, please call the office of Dr. Burstein at (818) 906-1122

Dr. Burstein provides comprehensive treatment for TMJ in Sherman Oaks, CA.

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