If you have been experiencing symptoms of TMJ and think you may have the condition, it is time to seek high-quality treatment to relieve your pain. A TMJ screening is the first step towards getting a diagnosis and receiving treatment, but many patients are not clear about what happens during the appointment. Below, Dr. Ivan Stein and Dr. Allan Stein explain details about a typical TMJ screening, including tests and examinations involved.
Preparing for Your Visit
Ahead of your visit, you may be asked to fill out some preliminary patient forms, such as a TMJ intake form. It is important to provide complete and accurate information, as doing so will help our team understand the problems you are experiencing.
Once you arrive at our modern and relaxing facility, you will be greeted by our friendly staff. During your examination, Dr. Ivan Stein or Dr. Allan Stein will listen as you describe your TMJ symptoms. They may gather additional information by administering tests such as:
Joint Vibration Analysis: This test can precisely record vibration of the TMJ and is a key tool used in the diagnosis of TMJ.
EMG: Also known as electromyography, an EMG is a valuable diagnostic technology that can analyze the health of the affected muscles.
Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment
Once you receive a diagnosis, it is normal to feel mixed emotions: on one hand, you may feel relief about finally having a definitive explanation of your painful jaw symptoms; on the other hand, it can be distressing to know that you are suffering from a painful condition. Fortunately, by choosing Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey, you are given access to our highly skilled doctors who have years of experience diagnosing and treating TMJ. Dr. Ivan Stein and Dr. Allan Stein know that TMJ is a complex condition that is made worse by certain dental abnormalities, caused by things such as stress, misalignment, and trauma or injury to the jaw.
It can be daunting to face TMJ and the pain associated with the condition, but effective and convenient TMJ treatment is available. Therapies include:
- Orthotic Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Microcurrent Therapy
- Low-Level Laser Therapy
- Trigger Point Therapy
You will be advised of the most appropriate treatment based on the severity of your TMJ symptoms as well as your unique needs.
Schedule Your TMJ Screening
If you have struggled with TMJ and are ready for relief, it is time to schedule a consultation with the TMJ experts at Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey. You can successfully receive an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan that successfully reduces your symptoms. Contact our office today.