Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction can be the source of a number of disorders including chronic headaches, and face or jaw pain. Incorrect bite, clenching of the teeth, or any excessive pressure on the jaw joints can cause the muscle spasms associated with TMJ and/or abnormal wear of the teeth.

Using 3-Dimensional digital imaging, our office can take a series of specialized digital images of the temporomandibular joints and the surrounding area. Transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation (TENS) may be used to help identify the proper position for the lower jaw, allowing for an accurate assessment of the occlusion (bite.) Using computerized digital sonography, we can observe important diagnostic information regarding the pathophysiology and progression of an internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint. A computerized linear readout of joint sounds reveals and/or confirms joint disorder. Tomography and sonography are utilized to determine the severity and the extent of the disease so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed.

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