I went to see Dr. Abdulla for TMJ and sleep apnea. I had recently got back from a trip and thought I had hurt my neck on a pillow, I had been to see a chiropractor 3 times to no avail . . .
Adrienne M. Cypress, CA
Dr. Abdulla does not believe that patients who suffer from chronic pain in the head and neck need to have their teeth adjusted. She promises never to work on your teeth as treatment for head and neck pain, and will never tell you that you need to have all of your teeth crowned or capped, which is a common treatment plan prescribed by neuromuscular dentists. Neuromuscular dentists often have patients wear an appliance 24 hours a day for several months, which can change their bite.
While Dr. Abdulla and neuromuscular dentists agree that a lot of pain reported by patients is caused by muscles, they disagree on the best approach to treatment. Dr. Abdulla will treat muscular pain by treating the muscles, but neuromuscular dentists will treat the teeth, which makes no sense to Dr. Abdulla.