The next step after recognizing symptoms of TMJ is diagnosing it. During this step, Dr. Green and Dr. Urbanek will determine how much damage has occurred to your teeth as a result of TMJ and whether or not you will require a full mouth reconstruction to restore your teeth back to health. To diagnose TMJ, we use a variety of advanced dental technology known as BioPak to measure your bite, bite force, irregular patterns, and jaw motion. We will also use electromyography to find your jaw’s current relaxation state. Lastly, we will use imaging techniques to get a better look at the inside of your jaw as well as your teeth by taking an MRI, panoramic x-ray, ultrasound, or CT scans.
Based on what we find during your diagnosis will determine your exact treatment plan. Every patient has a treatment customized to their individual condition.