Neuromuscular dentists are often criticized as dentists who just open the bite. What happens when we open the bite and maybe things don’t go exactly as planned? The patient still may be suffering from symptoms, restorative treatment gets delayed and the patient begins losing confidence in the dentist to solve their problem. What happens when the patient is your father!
My father who I treated for many years, had a severe traumatic painful episode in his left TMJ while eating an Italian ham sandwich on a French baguette. I have to be specific because my father takes his food very seriously. You see… I know his eating habits well. I also have a long dental history to fall back on, clues as to why this happened at this stage in his life. The clues that led directly to his episode helped me ultimately to determine the treatment that would relieve … Read More