Neuromuscular Dentistry & TMJ in Palm Beach Gardens

Treating the cause rather than just the symptoms for sustainable health.

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Your Neuromuscular Dentist - Dr. Rudnick

Combining his advanced training and years of experience to become the authority in TMJ in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas.

What is a Neuromuscular Dentist?

This area of dentistry revolves around placing the jaw in the optimal position to relieve TMJ disorder symptoms. This type of dentist works with hard and soft tissue, muscles, and nerves to realign your jaw. This includes the articulate disk, which allows for optimal jaw function, i.e. chewing, speaking, etc.

It takes extra years of specialty training to become a neuromuscular dentist.

Why Dr. Rudnick?

Our caring and gentle neuromuscular dentist has received advanced training in this field. For years, Dr. Rudnick has helped countless patients in Palm Beach County by treating their root causes of TMJ. He continues to strive to improve his skills through continuing education, helping patients get relief from painful symptoms.

As part of his dedication to helping you overcome this disorder, Dr. Rudnick has supplied a free ebook and helpful resources. His special training and experience make him the ideal choice for your TMD needs.

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About TMD

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Are Your Jaw Pain and Headaches the Sign of Something More Serious?

You may be suffering with TMJ disorder and not even know it.

TMD Explained – Watch it Now

What is TMJ Disorder?

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your lower jaw to your cranium (skull), allowing you to chew and talk.

TMJ disorder (TMD) is caused when this joint becomes inflamed or misaligned, resulting in severe pain, which can lead to complicated health conditions. The disharmony of the bite (malocclusion) can also occur due to the articular disc becoming dislocated, thus restricting the jaw from proper movement.

What Causes TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorders result when the jaw is misaligned. This can be caused by:

  • Trauma to the mouth
  • Fatigue of surrounding muscles
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Jaw clenching
  • Damage to the bone cartilage around the joint
  • Osteo or Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Genetics
  • Poor dental work
  • Teeth clenching during sleep

What are the Symptoms of TMD?

An estimated 10 million Americans are affected by a TMJ disorder.

Do You Have TMD?

You may be suffering from TMD symptoms but not even know it. Many assume headaches are temporary and are something you can just sleep off. However, there are times when they indicate something more serious, needing the attention of a trained professional. Symptoms may recur and affect your day-to-day routine. With the correct diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Rudnick can relieve your symptoms and help you get your life back.


Common Symptoms

If you suffer from any of these TMJ signs, we advise you to contact your neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Rudnick:

  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Headaches, shoulder or neck pain
  • Worn teeth
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Jaw pain
  • Click or popping of the jaw

More Serious Symptoms

If TMD is left untreated, it can result in more serious problems, including:

  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Continued headaches
  • Tooth loss
  • Digestive issues
  • Heart problems

How is TMD Diagnosed?

With a correct and accurate diagnosis, we are able to relieve your TMD symptoms.

TMD is not always easy to diagnose, so it may take a combination of medical and oral exams to determine if your symptoms are due to a TMJ disorder.

Many times medical doctors believe TMJ pain is simply a migraine. However, when medical treatment fails, it becomes apparent to a neuromuscular dentist the real cause is TMD.

When this occurs, Dr. Rudnick may use a range of common examinations to help diagnose the issue, including one or more of the following:

  • X-rays
  • Head and neck evaluation
  • CT Scans
  • Oral Exams
  • TENS Units
  • Myotronics K7
  • Sonography
  • Electromyography

After we have concluded TMD is the cause of your pain, we can recommend the right course of treatment for you. We see people from all over the U.S. for TMJ treatment.


Tekscan is a sensor used to computer-generate the exact amount of force a patient places on each tooth when they bite down. This innovative technology allows Dr. Rudnick to accurately consider functional data, which is needed to understand why your teeth are hurting, cracked, or worn down.

Currently, only 2% of dental practices use Tekscan, which is why many patients do not receive an accurate diagnosis for jaw problems. Due to our commitment to excellence, we feel the Tekscan sensor is imperative to analyze your bite and jaw pain.

Rudnick Dentistry is one of only 2% of dental practices using TekScan to diagnose TMJ/TMD.

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What Do Our Patients Have to Say?

Watch these short videos to hear life-changing testimonials from real TMJ patients.

See how Valerie is almost pain-free after only seven months of treatment!
See how Adrian's pain of five years is gone after only seven months of treatment!
See how Dr. Rudnick was able to help a patient with a broken jaw.
See how Susan's severe TMJ pain has substantially subsided after three months!
Christine's TMJ issues affected her daily life, but now she feels 90% better.
Sharon feels much better after receiving treatment from Dr. Rudnick!
Brian went from passing out because of pain to having no problems at all!
See how Chantal's migraines started easing off with treatment.
See how Jobina's symptoms drastically improved after five months!
Jenna who had TMJ issues for her entire life, is now almost pain and headache-free.
Carmen's TMJ pain is gone after only four months!
See how Luis got the fun back in his life after TMJ treatment
See how Beatrice was able to correct her jaw problems and end her headaches with the use of an oral appliance.
See how Julia was finally able to get the results she wanted after only one month of treatments.
Jacqueline's TMJ pain is gone in only 2 months!
See how one of Dr. Rudnick’s TMD patients was alleviated of her neck pain and headaches by using a retainer.
See how Lisa was able to get almost 100% better after only 1 year of treatment.
See how Misty was able to get rid of her jaw-locking, neck pain, and shoulder pain.
See how Morgan corrected her TMJ with the use of an oral appliance
See how Marla was able to end her migraines with the use of an oral appliance.
Watch one of Dr. Rudnick's patients reveal how she saw amazing improvements with her TMJ after only 1 month of treatment.
See how Anna was able to end her pain with the use of an orthotic appliance.
See how Anne was able use an orthotic appliance to end her neck and jaw pain.
Terra's TMJ Pain Brought Her to Tears
Watch her video to hear her story.

‘‘My TMJ pain was so bad, to the point where I was in tears. In a little over a week, the pain is almost gone. I feel so much better."

‘‘I was very happy with Dr. Rudnick. He is a wonderful teacher, describing all that my son needed for his TMJ issues. Professionally, you can tell he and his staff have a depth of knowledge and understanding of the issues from a physiological perspective but also from an emotional understanding of what the patient is feeling. He maps out the alternatives in a logical way that anyone can follow. I completely and without reservations recommend him.’’

Jim C. (Actual Patient's Parent)

‘‘Dr. Rudnick helped me with my TMJ. I suffered from migraine headaches for over 17 years and with the adjustments he made with my appliance, both sleep and day my headaches are 90% gone. I never thought they would ever go away. His bedside manner is very professional. He really cares. I highly recommend him and his practice!!’’

Stephanie S. (Actual Patient)

‘‘Dr. Rudnick and his staff are especially knowledgeable about diagnosing and treating TMJ problems. They were not only able to clearly explain what was happening with my jaw, but they also had reasonable expectations of what was an appropriate treatment for me.’’

Michael H. (Actual Patient)

‘‘The best doctor! After several years with TMJ pain and problems, he has been the ONLY doctor to find a treatment that worked. So blessed to have him as my doctor. HIGHLY recommend him. Professional and kind. His staff is the BEST!’’

Floribeth J. (Actual Patient)

‘‘Dr. Rudnick and his staff are great! They have the best technology for TMD treatments, and he and his staff always make me feel comfortable during my appointments. I'm really glad that I found this place!’’

Sydni (Actual Patient)

Life-changing TMJ Treatment

The goal is to permanently free you from the aches and pains associated with this disorder.

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Dr. Andrew Rudnick strives to treat the cause of TMJ/TMD rather than just manage the symptoms. Using his advanced neuromuscular training, your dentist can relieve muscle pain and readjust your bite. Here is how our expert typically treats this condition:

Relieve Muscle Pain and Spasms – Using a computerized muscle relaxing unit (TENS), Dr. Rudnick determines your correct bite, resting position, and path to closure.

Stabilize the Bite – Dr. Rudnick uses state-of-the-art technology to determine if your symptoms are caused by a misaligned bite (malocclusion) and to find the optimal position for your jaw. Using the noninvasive Myotrontics K7 sensors, he can track movement and get a 3D image of your jaw position.

Manage the Bite Long-term – Finally, a plan is put in place to continue monitoring and adjusting your treatment, so your bite stays in a comfortable position.

TMJ treatment is not “one size fits all,” so Dr. Rudnick is proud to offer a range of effective solutions in addition to the TENS unit:

  • Stress management
  • Jaw exercises
  • Orthotics (custom-made mouthguards or splints)
  • Orthodontics
  • Medications
  • Dental restorations (bridges, crowns, fillings, implants)

We are your experts for TMJ in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas.

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