Dr. Munkel is very excited to provide his patients with the latest technology in diagnosing and treating temopromandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with what Distinctive Dental has to offer.
JVA- Diagnosing TMJ dysfunction
JVA provides a fast and non-invasive measurement of TMJ function to aid in diagnosis of TMJ function. Human joints have surfaces which rub together in function. Smooth, well lubricated surfaces in a proper relationship produce little friction and little vibration. But surface changes, such as those caused by degeneration, tears, or displacements of the disk, generally produce friction and vibration. Different disorders can produce different vibration patterns or “signatures”. JVA helps identify these patterns and helps your dentist distinguish among various TMJ disorders.
T-Scan- Aids in creating a stable bite
The T-Scan system is a valuable tool that aids in the diagnostic process of analyzing a patient’s bite. The T-Scan also shows what teeth are not functioning properly when upper and lower arches come together. When a bite is unstable it can cause pain, teeth and dental restorations to crack and break, gum disease, tooth loss, headaches, and TMJ Disorder.
MLS – Reduces Pain
The MLS laser is FDA cleared for pain reduction. Although this laser has been extremely effective in medicine for years, it has just recently made available in the dental market. Less than 75 dentists nationwide have the MLS laser. Dr. Munkel is one of only four dentists that operate the MLS laser in the Phoenix area.