Ohio Cosmetic Dentist Purchases Neuromuscular Dentistry Equipment

August 15, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
August 15, 2007- WEST CHESTER AND GREATER CINCINNATI, OHIO – A cosmetic dentist who treats patients in the Greater Cincinnati area recently purchased a Myotronics K7 Evaluation System to broaden her practice to include neuromuscular dentistry. The K7 Evaluation system provides Dr. Mindy Munowitz, who serves patients in Cincennati, three technologies for measuring, displaying and storing objective data on physiologic and anatomical status and function: jaw tracking, electromyography and joint sonography.

This objective data enhances the diagnostic and treatment considerations with information not previously available, Munowitz said.

Munowitz has had remarkable success in using neuromuscular dentistry techniques to treat patients suffering from migraines and temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, she said.

“This new equipment will enhance what we’re already doing in the way of treating patients neuromuscularly,” she said.

Neuromuscular dentistry looks to the hard and soft tissues, muscles and nerves when creating a treatment regimen, while traditional dentistry evaluates primarily the teeth, bones and gums.

Many people don’t think to make a dentist appointment when they suffer from headaches, neck pain and facial pain, but often these symptoms are associated with the jaw, Munowitz said.

Munowitz treats those symptoms using Ultra Low Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation, or ULF-TENS. Simply put, this stimulation emits pulses to gently massage the jaw muscles and relax them. ULF-TENS relieves the pain by stimulating the body’s production of endorphins, the body’s natural anesthetic.

The positive feedback Munowitz hears from some patients is that their doctors no longer have to prescribe migraine medications to them.

Neuromuscular dentistry can treat more than just migraines and TMJ symptoms. Other physical problems and symptoms it can be used for include:
• muscle tension headaches
• Sinus headaches
• Face or jaw pain
• Muscle twitching
• Neck, shoulder or back pain
• Forward head posturing
• Teeth clenching or grinding
• Clicking, popping or grating sounds in the jaw joints
• Soreness or pain in or around the jaw joints
• Limited jaw movement
• Ringing in the ears
• Congestion or stuffiness of the ears

Learn More
If you would like to learn more about neuromuscular dentistry treatment or cosmetic dentistry, please call Dr. Munowitz’s office: (513) 755-8000 or email us:info@smilesohio.com

About Dr. Mindy Munowitz
Dr. Munowitz creates beautiful, healthy smiles through the practice of cosmetic, restorative and neuromuscular dentistry. Through the most state-of-the art dental techniques, Dr. Munowitz brings Greater Cincinnati, Ohio smiles back to life through the expert application of veneers, bonding, Zoom!® whitening, dentures, dental implants, orthodontics, and TMJ relief. Her office is located at 9393 Cincinnati-Columbus Road (Route 42), West Chester, Ohio, 45069

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