If you are suffering from TMJ symptoms, you will need to see a qualified neuromuscular dentist for a diagnosis. Dr. Clancy utilizes some of the latest neuromuscular dentistry technologies in order to provide a diagnosis and find the best position for your jaw.
First, Dr. Clancy will listen to your symptoms and medical/oral history. If your symptoms line up with typical TMJ symptoms, he will ask you if you grind your teeth or if you’ve had restorative dental work done recently. He may also ask if you’ve had any trauma to the jaw.
He will then examine your jaw and teeth to look for potential culprits that could be causing jaw misalignment, such as worn-down or missing teeth.
Dr. Clancy utilizes the TENS (transcutaneous electical nerve stimulation) device in order to stimulate your facial muscles and help your jaw relax into a natural and comfortable position. He also uses K7 technology to map how your jaw moves while relaxed, which will help him to find the best treatment approach in order to help your jaw move and rest comfortably.
TMJ diagnosis technologies are not uncomfortable or painful, and are invaluable in helping Dr. Clancy formulate the best treatment plan for your individual case.