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TMD Diagnosis

Treating TMD is no easy task. The nerves, muscles, joints, teeth and supporting oral structures must all be thoroughly evaluated for an individual diagnosis of the cause of your TMD, and to determine the best course of treatment.

Fortunately, advances in dental technology now allow Dr. Doolin, Dr. Haddad, and Dr. Tironi to more accurately measure and determine your most comfortable jaw position, and to outline a customized course of treatment to achieve your goal of pain relief.

Read our patients testimonials on their pain & headache relief treatments.

The TMD Examination

At Rochester Advanced Dentistry, our evaluation begins with your comprehensive medical and dental history.

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Other features of the initial evaluation include:

  • Radiographic examination (X-rays)
  • Muscle palpation
  • Posture analysis
  • Photographs
  • Computerized technology

State-of-the-art dental technology plays an important part in your TMD diagnosis. Rochester Advanced Dentistry offers the very latest technology for a fast, accurate and thorough diagnosis, including:

Sonography

Sonography accurately measures joint sounds as you open and close your mouth to diagnose the precise degree of clicking, popping, grinding and grating occurring in the joint. These sounds are analyzed for sound frequency, allowing Drs. Doolin, Haddad and Tironi to fully evaluate your level of joint and ligament damage.

Electromyography

An electromyograph measures electrical activity in the chewing muscles to determine how the muscles function when working and at rest.  An EMG verifies the measurements for the most comfortable new position of your jaws.

Computerized Jaw Tracking

The computer and the Sensoray accurately measure jaw function in three dimensions and helps to position your teeth for the most comfortable jaw and joint positions.

TENS – Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation

The MyoMonitor is an ultra low frequency TENS unit that delivers a mild electrical impulse to the muscles. This positively affects the muscles with relaxation, increases blood flow, and removes toxins, to coax muscles back to their most comfortable length and position.

If you think TMD may be the cause of your pain, you don’t need to suffer in silence. Don’t wait another day to call (248) 656-2020 or contact us online to schedule your private neuromuscular dentistry consultation with Drs. Doolin, Haddad and Tironi.

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