TMJ is short for Temporomandibular Joint or what we commonly know as the jaw joint.

Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear.

It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn. Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But you may hear it wrongly called TMJ, after the joint.

TM Joint Vibration Analysis is a quick, non-invasive method for your dentist to examine how your jaw joints function. The vibration from each patient is like your own personal signature – determined by loudness, duration and frequency.


Our practice uses a new device called Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA) to help determine if patients have a TM joint (jaw joint) problem. Joint Vibration Analysis has the acceptance of the American Dental Association.

The dentist has the primary responsibility for diagnosing disorders of this particular joint. Utilizing the JVA procedure aids the dentist in making an accurate diagnosis and demonstrates the severity level of the disorder.

You can access the TMJ Association page, a non for profit, patient advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the quality of health care and lives of everyone affected by Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). TMJA has been sharing reliable information on TMD with people like for over 25 years.

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