The goal of TMJ testing is to determine whether the symptoms you are experiencing are a direct result of a TMJ problem. This can be difficult without special diagnostic equipment because the symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) such as migraine headaches and face, neck and back pain, can be attributed to a number of other health conditions.
The main types of diagnostic equipment used to determine if you have a neuromuscular problem like TMJ are X-Rays, our TENS unit and K-7 testing.
The TENS unit is a non-invasive, electrical treatment that relaxes the muscles in your jaw so that we can analyze the at-rest position of your bite. The K7 is a computerized mapping technology that records the position and movement of your jaw.
A physical examination coupled with the diagnostic testing data will enable Dr. Holley or Dr. Duncan to rule out or diagnose TMD and begin your treatment immediately. The good news is that diagnosing a TMJ problem is half of the battle and the treatment methods are able to relieve you of most symptoms in as little as a few weeks.
To learn more, please read our TMJ FAQs page and contact us for an initial consultation.