If you’re experiencing pain due to DMSD, or dentomandibular sensorimotor dysfunction, then it can wreak havoc in your life. Due to the severity of symptoms that can be caused by this disorder, 21st Street Dental Group provides TruDenta, an advanced dental treatment that can alleviate symptoms and allow patients to return to their normal life.

What Is Dentomandibular Sensorimotor Dysfunction?

Your lower jaw and nerves in the body work together to control signals of pain from the face, head, neck, and teeth and send these signals to the brain. When DMSD is present, this can result in chronic stiffness or pain caused by a dental imbalance.

Causes of DMSD

DMSD can be caused by many different things, including:

  • – Minor trauma to teeth
  • – Dental restorations
  • – Orthodontic treatment
  • – Trauma to the body

The joints, teeth, and muscles in your neck and head are the foundation of your dental structure. When any of these areas is not working well with the others, this can cause patients to experience things like:

  • – Popping or clicking in the jaw
  • – Worn down or damaged teeth
  • – Chronic pain in the head or neck muscles
  • – Limited motion of the jaw

If you notice any of these symptoms, speak with your dentist about treatment options that may work for you.

Symptoms of DMSD

The symptoms of dentomandibular sensorimotor dysfunction can vary, but patients may experience extreme discomfort no matter which symptoms present themselves. Some of these include:

  • – Headaches or migraines
  • – Tension headaches
  • – TMJD
  • – Changes in the chemistry & balance of neurotransmitters in the brain
  • – Poor control of airways
  • – Tinnitus
  • – Pulpitis
  • – Restrictions in movement
  • – Damage or fractures to teeth
  • – Bruxism
  • – Malocclusion
  • – Clenching of the teeth or jaw
  • – Degenerative joint disease
  • – Disorders involving sleep or arousal
  • – Parafunction
  • – Instability of the dental arch

Treatment for DMSD

Currently, TruDenta is one of the best ways to treat DMSD and provide relief from symptoms. This should be used in combination with rehabilitation therapies to get the best results. For more information on TruDenta or DMSD, contact our office.