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Can a TMJ that has been locking for 20 years be corrected without surgery? Yes, we can!!

Jaw locks seldom get better on their own. Without treatment, they normally get worse, get more frequent and lead to more damage to the TM Joints. Jaw locks can be closed locks or open locks. This case history is that of a “closed lock” -meaning the jaw is locked when the mouth is closed and the disc is out of place preventing the jaw from opening normally.

This is a medical doctor who figured out how to manipulate the jaw to unlock. But since the jaw alignment was poor, the jaw locks recurred until the jaw would lock every time he closed his mouth. He had tried a mouth guard from one ‘TMJ expert’ for 2 years. He then went through 2 years of orthodontics hoping to resolve the TMJ locks. The teeth were straighter, but the jaw locks never improved. He was unwilling to have jaw surgery since he was managing OK.

When he learned about Physiologic Neuromuscular Dentistry, he looked into that for a solution. He realized that Dr Raman is a recognized TMD expert in his profession. After the optimal jaw alignment was diagnosed through Physiologic Neuromuscular Dentistry protocols, he chose to have Phase 1 PNMD orthotic treatment done. IMMEDIATELY after the orthotic was placed, the jaw locks were resolved! After 20 years of jaw locks, which was not corrected with splint therapy and orthodontic braces, PNMD orthotic corrected the jaw alignment problem and resolved the jaw locks! Headaches and neck pain also resolved.

Neurologists’ diagnoses don’t have to be the “final word”

Don’t readily accept confusing diagnoses from neurologists as the final word. If an oral surgeon says that your jaw joints are “fine” and yet you have facial pain and headaches, don’t accept that as the final word on “TMJ”. These are not the final words, if it means living a life of pain and heavy medications.
No need to keep suffering with migraine, headache, neck pain, back pain, jaw pain, ear pain, TMJ disorder and TMD when the underlying cause is a “bad bite”. It is not just teeth, but a poor jaw, head and neck alignment. It may be hard to believe. But neuromuscular dentistry can actually solve these problems in most cases. So if you are tired of the pain and hate taking medications with no end in sight, there is hope.

Watch this video of an actual patient who is a speech pathologist and a medical patient. It is in 2 parts.

 She had been treated by several neurologists who diagnosed her, at different times, with Migraine, Headache, Trigeminal neuralgia, atypical dystonia, SUNCT and Tourette’s syndrome. They tried various medications: Tegretol, Prednisone, Neurontin, Lyrica, Topamax and other anti-seizure and anti-depressant medications without any improvement. There were steroid injections into the back of the neck as well.

She was told that since nothing they tried worked, it must be a psychological issue. She needs to learn to accept it.

Through Neuromuscular orthotic and neuromuscular orthodontics she is 90% pain free and completely off ALL medications. Once the optimal bite was diagnosed through advanced Neuromuscular protocols, moving the teeth along with bone support and gum tissue to this position is called Neuromuscular Functional Orthodontics. This is different from traditional orthodontics where are teeth are moved to give a nice smile. 4 out of 5 patients we treat for TMD had previously had traditional orthodontics.

Headache, jaw pain, neck ache, ear pain, TMJ disorder and TMD cured!

Headache, jaw pain, neck ache, ear pain, TMJ disorder and TMD cured!

Is that a bold thing to say? But it is true. While most dental school professors that “treat” TMJ / TMD don’t believe that it is possible, this is not so far fetched for Neuromuscular dentists.

Here is a story of a medical student in her own words. You can hear her passion when she read what AADR – a group of mostly dental school professors are trying to do in setting the standard for all dentists.

Don’t get me wrong! I am not painting all dental professors with that broad brush. I loved many of my dedicated teachers in dental school. But I am only referring to this one group – AADR – which is dominated by a group of academics.

Watch this video of an actual patient who is a 3rd year medical student in Kansas City.


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She had jaw pain, neck pain, headache, back pain, fatigue along with worn teeth. Worn teeth were her least important concern. But getting a beautiful smile in the process has to help in her career as a physician and in her life.

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