TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint Issues
TMJ is short for Temporomandibular Joint or what we commonly know as the jaw joint.
Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.
Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But you may hear it wrongly called TMJ, after the joint.
How does our TMJ dentist assist you?
TM Joint Vibration Analysis is a quick, non-invasive method for your dentist to examine how your jaw joints function. The vibration from each patient is like your own personal signature – determined by loudness, duration and frequency.
Our practice uses a new device called Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA) to help determine if patients have a TM joint (jaw joint) problem. Joint Vibration Analysis has the acceptance of the American Dental Association. The dentist has the primary responsibility for diagnosing disorders of this particular joint. Utilising the JVA procedure aids the dentist in making an accurate diagnosis and demonstrates the severity level of the disorder.
We have prepared a full page to give you extensive information about TMJ, problem detection, analysis and assessment.
To access this information and read more about TMJ joint vibration please select the links on the links below.
- About the TM Joint
- What is Vibration Analysis?
- How does this test work?
- Who should have this test?
- Measuring Jaw Movement
- Measuring Muscle Activity
- Recording Jaw Joint Sounds
Additionally you can access the TMJ Association page, a non for profit, patient advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the quality of health care and lives of everyone affected by Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). TMJA has been sharing reliable information on TMD with people like for over 25 years.
Contact our TMJ dentist in Jindalee and Mount Ommaney
For more information on any of our dental treatments and services, please contact Herman Dental Clinic on (07) 3279 4455 or click here to contact us online. Located in Jindalee, we also provide services for people living in Sinnamon Park, Kenmore, Riverhills, Westlake, Mount Ommaney, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Jamboree Heights.