TMJ / TMD Diagnosis
Dr. Widen, a neuromuscular dentist, uses state-of-the-art technology to determine your TMJ diagnosis and to determine if your symptoms are caused by a malocclusion and if so, your optimal jaw position.
Dr. Widen uses a K-7 computerized jaw tracking instrument to record jaw movement, resting position, and path of closure.
Electromyography is used to measure your jaw’s muscle function in both its stressed and relaxed positions and will also measure the jaw-to-skull relationship to see if there is a structural imbalance. Sonography is used to record jaw joint sounds to detect any abnormalities. Additionally, x-rays of the jaw may be taken to help evaluate the condition and positioning of the joint. There are 2 phases to the treatment of TMJ disorders. Click on Phase 1 below to learn the first phase of treatment.