Quick, Painless TMJ Diagnosis with JVA™
We are pleased to offer Joint Vibration Analysis, or JVA™, a revolutionary new technology by BioScience that quickly and painlessly detects temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ).
Early detection is critical. TMJ may worsen over time, causing increased strain, tension, and pain. At Assure A Smile, we are committed to providing our Miami patients with only the safest, most advanced, and minimally invasive technologies to improve oral health and total body wellness. Our holistic approach to dentistry does not stop at the teeth and gums. We actively assess and diagnose conditions that exist outside the oral cavity, like TMJ, so they may be treated and corrected to preserve the look, feel, and health of your smile.
Treating TMJ with JVA™
JVA™ is a quick, non-invasive method for evaluating the temporomandibular joint without causing any additional pain or discomfort. The technology uses the principles of vibration and friction to assess the condition of the joint and surrounding tissues.
How it works. Healthy joints have smooth surfaces that cause little friction and vibration when they contact each other. However, tears, displaced discs, and other signs of degeneration accumulate over time. This causes friction along the surfaces of the joints, which ultimately causes pain and discomfort.
JVA™ uses advanced vibrational technology to assess the signs of degeneration in a minimally invasive manner. Different joint conditions consist of different kinds of deterioration, each of which causes a unique vibration pattern or signature. Just like sonar equipment uses sound waves to detect foreign objects, the JVA™ uses vibrations to distinguish among various types of TMJ™ disorders.
More Information on TMJ
Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, collectively referred to as TMJ, can make ordinary actions like yawning, chewing, and speaking incredibly painful. Nearly 10 million Americans suffer with the pain and discomfort of TMJ, according to statistics gathered by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The Institute notes that TMJ seems to be more common in females than in males, making it particularly important for women to receive diagnoses so treatment can be administered early.
What Causes TMJ?
TMJ is most commonly caused by trauma to the jaw or temporomandibular joint. Trauma can result from accidents, collisions, contact sports, and sometimes even mental or emotional disorders. Anxiety, for example, is often associated with tension, clenching, and TMJ symptoms. Other symptoms include:
- Pain when chewing
- Locking of the jaw
- Stiffness in the muscles of the jaw
- Limited vertical and lateral movement of jaw
- Audible “clicking” sound when moving the jaw, especially when chewing
- Misalignment of teeth, in which the way the upper and lower teeth fit together changes over time
If you experience any of the above symptoms, contact Assure A Smile to learn more about TMJ diagnosis and treatment with the JVA.
Treat TMJ with JVA™ in Miami
While the exact cause of TMJ is often unclear, one thing is certain: Treating TMJ with the JVA is a critical first step in ridding yourself of TMJ pain, alignment issues, and other associated health concerns. Contact Assure A Smile today to learn more about the JVA™, TMJ treatment, and building a lifelong healthy smile.