To better understand the needs of those with TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), Dr. Aaron Bushong integrates technology with service. If needed, we can use JVA, Joint Vibration Analysis, as a computer-based tool that increases patient diagnosis and progress. With JVA, a patient’s joint health is monitored before, during, and after treatment to access their response to treatments.
A patient with TMD will have vibrations in their temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, as they open and close their mouth. JVA equipment looks like two headphones which are placed adjacent to the jaw bone, just below the ear. Next, we test your joint vibrations and detect its severity. Our dentist then uses these results to understand and explain his more accurate diagnosis of your TMD. From there, treatment can begin based on the causes and condition of your TMD. Treatments range from a bite guard to BOTOX injections to surgery. So, the more clearly your TMJ function is measured, the more applicable care we can provide to you at Wausau Smiles. We look forward to improving your oral health and comfort with this service; although, we know that you may have questions and concerns about this service. Please contact our office at 715-842-3933 to learn more about the advances of JVA treatment in Wausau, Wisconsin.