Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD or TMJ)

SERVING LACONIA, CONCORD AND THE LAKES REGION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Center for Contemporary Dentistry uses the newest and most advanced tests to screen for TMD!

If you’ve been suffering from headaches, neck or facial pain, dizziness, or other unexplained maladies, you might be one of the estimated 40 million Americans suffering from Temporomandibular Disorder, better known as TMD or TMJ.

Each screening consists of three components:

  • Sonography, which allows Dr. Patel to listen to joint sounds
  • Electromyography, a muscle scan that detects strained or tense muscles
  • Jaw tracking, which shows the jaw’s movement precisely, within one 10th of a millimeter

The findings allow Dr. Patel to reposition the patient’s jaw to the point where the muscles, head and neck are most comfortable.

A craniomandibular repositioning orthotic based on the patient’s jaw scan will be custom fabricated to maintain your bite in a precise relationship determined by your neuromuscularocclusion (bite).

Dr. Manisha Patel has extensive training in the field of Neuromuscular Dentistry and the treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). Please call our office now to schedule a TMD consultation!