Without effectively measuring the physiologic parameters of the facial, head and neck muscles, understanding the true status, function and posturing of the jaw joints as it relates to the skull and teeth, it is impossible to unlock this seemingly mysterious, ravaging, haunting disease!
We make the diagnosis by using information gathered from patient history, examination, objective tests and other modalities including imaging technologies. Computerized jaw tracking, mandibular scanning, electromyography and electrosonographic data is very useful to get to the root of the problem and has been well documented in scientific literature for a long time. Treating the root of the problem versus the symptoms is the key to lasting success.
Neuromuscular Technology is ADA and FDA approved and meets the standards of reliability and validity. This type of diagnostic modality tests muscle function and stability of jaw movements in real time (dynamic). X-rays techniques are not able to do this! There are ten different jaw recordings/ scans that are used in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders effectively.
From the recorded data produced by the recording instruments, we are able to distinguish between normal verses abnormal and pathologic verses physiologic movements of the jaw. Muscle activity is simultaneously recorded, thus enhancing the understanding of the dynamic living human anatomy (the mandible, the surrounding muscles, the jaw joints and posture of the head and neck).
Educated guesses, subjective feelings and speculation do not produce effective, reliable, lasting results. Treating the symptoms rather than addressing the source and cause will also prolong the inevitable search for a stable result. Only effective data gathering which will accurately direct treatment protocols will produce assured results.
With effective testing the physiologic parameters of the facial, head and neck muscles, understanding the true status, function and posturing of the jaw joints as it relates to the skull and teeth, we have the key that can unlock this seemingly mysterious, ravaging, haunting disease!
“Relating the objective data (clinical findings, recordings of muscles in function and physiologic rest) with detail, patience and accuracy will assure the treatment outcomes to be predictable, accurate and effective. Clinicians who are implementing these protocols are practicing at the highest level available for those seeking answers!” Clayton A. Chan, DDS, MICCMO