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Neuromuscular Dentistry

You might think of the dentist as the person who helps make sure that your teeth stay healthy. While Dentist Dr Wally Hassoun provides a range of dental services, he also understands the relationship between your mouth and the health of the rest of your body. This method is referred to as neuromuscular dentistry. The aim in neuromuscular dentistry is to optimise your body’s physiology, restore balance and create harmony between the muscle and nervous system to coordinate jaw function with the rest of your body.

Our Holistic Approach

Dr Hassoun works closely with Chiropractor Dr Jonathan Lubetzky to provide the full body approach you require to regain your health. With knowledge on TMJ dysfunction, sleep disorders, and pain the face, neck, head and shoulders, they’ll combine their skills to make sure that you get the resolution they need. We’ll examine the relationship between your teeth, jaw joints and muscles, determining how the patterns have caused a disruption in your body.

TMJ Disorder

Man in blue shirt holding hand to jawTemporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, is one of the main focuses of neuromuscular dentistry. If you suffer from TMD, you might experience:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Clenching and grinding of the jaw
  • Clicking and popping in the jaw
  • Facial, neck and shoulder pain
  • Improper sleep
  • Limited jaw movement
  • Migraines

Cosmetic and Orthodontic Dentistry

A neuromuscular dentist doesn’t just treat TMJ-related issues. If you are seeking to have cosmetic or orthodontic treatment, we can take a look at your entire body to understand the effects your dental care will have. For example, if you chose to have Invisalign®, the repositioning of your teeth and jaw will have an effect on other parts of your body. We’ll be able to look at the full picture of your health before embarking on any treatment.

Want to Learn More?

Contact us today to learn more about neuromuscular dentistry Toorak! All health funds are accepted with rebates claimed on the spot through our HICAPS machine.


Neuromuscular Dentist Toorak, Prahran, Melbourne VIC | (03) 9804 7454