Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA)
When you want to stay as healthy as possible, it is important that you not overlook the health and strength of your teeth! Your oral health can have a big impact on your overall well-being, which means that you want to keep it in as good a condition as possible. That is one of the reasons why you should visit us for regular checkups and examinations. Another reason for routine visits, however, is probably that you are experiencing some pain or another symptom that you would like help with. The temporomandibular joint, for example, is one area that seems to create pain and distress for many patients. At Excellent Dental Specialists, we are dedicated to doing everything in our power to help you feel your best. That’s why we’re proud to offer joint vibration analysis (JVA).
What is JVA?JVA is a diagnostic exam that is often used for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a relatively common jaw issue that can lead to a variety of different symptoms. Some of these include tenderness or pain in your jaw, pain or tenderness in your temporomandibular joints, an aching pain around or in your ear, and pain or difficulty while chewing. It can cause a locking of the temporomandibular joint itself, which can make it difficult to close or open your mouth entirely. As you can see, these symptoms can do quite a bit to lower your quality of life and hinder your ability to do things such as eating or even yawning. JVA is an important tool that is used to diagnose TMJ so that we can get started on a treatment plan.
What can JVA do?JVA can work to detect even the smallest of changes in the temporomandibular joint. This greatly helps us pinpoint your diagnosis while also offering us valuable insight as to how your jaw is changing. This can make creating a detailed and personalized treatment plan much easier than it might otherwise be, and can even help us determine whether or not you might be suffering from any comorbid issues in and around the Temporomandibular Joint. It can help us help you, which is important when you are dealing with something as potentially painful as TMJ, or any related issues around or in the temporomandibular joints.
Why should I care about JVA?If you are suffering from pain or tenderness in the temporomandibular joint, then you should care about JVA because it could help us diagnose your issue and get started on creating the right treatment plan for the alleviation of your symptoms. At Excellent Dental Specialists, we are happy to be able to offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment tools to our patients. We believe that you should be able to live a healthy, pain-free life—and we are willing to do our part to help make that a reality.
Are you interested in learning more about JVA and how it can help you? Call us today and speak with one of our experienced professionals!