As part of your thorough TMJ examination, Dr. Caracioni completes an assessment of the craniofacial muscle activity, using electromyography.
The next step is muscle relaxation with trans-neuromuscular stimulation (TENS). Specialized computer software captures the relationship between the upper and lower jaw, monitoring the activity until the muscles reach their most relaxed level. At this point, Dr. Caracioni takes an impression of your corrected bite.
Using this impression, an orthotic device is created for you to wear, which relieves TMJ tension and pain. These devices can be either removable or fixed. Over time, once your symptoms have been reduced by wearing the orthotic, Dr. Caracioni develops and proposes for you a permanent dental solution to maintain a pain-free, healthy life.