If you’ve been experiencing ringing in the ears, jaw pain (clicking or popping noises) when opening your mouth or have been suffering from chronic headaches or neck pain?

You may have temporomandibular joint disorder.

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex joints in the body. Like all human joints, the TMJ has surfaces which rub together when you chew, swallow or speak. Smooth, well-lubricated surfaces within the joint produce little friction and little vibration. But if the joint surface changes because of degeneration, disk displacement or injury, jaw movement will produce friction and vibration. Different TM disorders produce different vibration patterns. With Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA), we can identify these vibration patterns to distinguish among the various TM disorders. This allows for proper treatment.

Whistler Dental is proud to offer Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA) for patients with jaw pain and associated symptoms. JVA provides a fast, non-invasive, and reliable measurement of TMJ function to aid in the diagnosis of TMJ problems. The most important aspect of JVA is that it is totally objective. It is based on sound science. Dentists can observe and hear a dysfunctioning TMJ, but to truly diagnose the condition of the joint more information is needed. The JVA provides that. It gives a diagnosis of a jaw joint condition which gives the patient and the Dentist a totally objective starting point from which to measure progress. This piece of equipment is essential to any treatment of a TMJ disorder.

If you’re experiencing TMD symptons, please call us for an appointment.