Neuromuscular Dentistry

As a Fellowship Continuum dentist at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr Melfi is pleased to offer full Neuromuscular dental care for the proven treatment of Migraines, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) problems, neck pain, and other Postural problems related to malocclusion.

Muscle contraction headaches represent the vast majority of all headaches and migraine pain. That’s because the facial and jaw positioning muscles are hypertonic and under continual stress due to improper bite alignment. Through the use of our K7 Myomonitor and TENS muscle relaxation units, we can individually track and relax all the major muscles controlling the jaw and bite functions and establish the correct “physiologic comfort” position of the lower jaw.

A simple non-invasive, removable, clear acrylic "orthotic" is made to prove the effectiveness of care, so the patient is pain free and has long-term assurance of the result before any cemented restorative is ever considered. All treatment is completely pain free and involves no larger dental treatment if so desired by the patient. LVI-trained dentistry offers a 95% cure rate for muscle contraction migraines.

In addition, we routinely monitor the neuromuscular of all our patients, so that any restorative dental care done will not create a painful TMJ problem in the future.