At Suite Dental, we treat more than just your smile, delivering comprehensive care to help you have the best possible oral health and facial harmony. Dr. Roderick Spencer trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), a prestigious international institution that teaches comprehensive diagnosis and contemporary techniques. The LVI Global promotes patient health through a physiologic approach to dentistry, treating oral and facial systems with equal consideration. We invite you to learn how a healthy bite and functioning jaw muscles can improve your smile and your life.
Neuromuscular/physiological dentistry focuses on the relationship between the teeth, facial muscles, and jawbones, looking beyond the teeth and gums to see the whole picture. The condition of the jaw and bite can affect the rest of the body. Your mouth’s resting bite should be a relaxed position that is free of tension, and the range of motion for your jaw should be comfortable to the entire physiologic function. If this is not the case, you may experience jaw pain, headaches, facial tightness or tension, reduced range of motion in the jaw, and increased risk of dental problems such as tooth decay and injury. Compression in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) or vertebrae can affect blood supply and lymphatic drainage and result in chronic discomfort.
Our dentist and team work with patients to treat their discomfort through muscle relaxation and bite adjustment. We evaluate the relationship between the bite, TMJ, and surrounding muscles and take a comprehensive treatment approach to address both the immediate symptoms and the underlying cause. If you would like to learn more about neuromuscular/physiological dentistry in Bozeman, Montana, please feel free to contact our office at 406-602-4100 and schedule a consultation.