The Treatment Technology for TMJ, Headaches and Migraines
A tomogram is a kind of x-ray that helps us see your jaw joint in detail. This will give us a picture of what’s going on so we can find the right solution for you.
Sonography, or joint vibration analysis, will listen for noise in your jaw joint as you move it in various different ways. This will help us determine where noise is being produced in the jaw and if it occurs while opening or closing your mouth.
Electromyography measures the electrical activity of your muscles. The level of electrical activity corresponds to the stress levels of your muscles. A TENS unit can be used to reduce any stress we should find. The TENS unit is worn for around an hour. After your muscles are relaxed, we measure your stress levels again to make sure you receive the best results.
Once we determine that you are a candidate for neuromuscular therapy, we will take a bite in your relaxed position so we can make an appliance to allow you to close to your relaxed position. With the appliance in place, the muscles can retrain themselves and the jaw joint can heal. After the neuromuscular therapy is complete, we’ll develop a treatment plan so you can keep your bite in this new position.
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