The key to any successful treatment is the level and attention to details. Consistent predictable results is what allows patients to experience the long over due relief from their agonizing pain. Being in a rush to find a quick solution will not lead to long term predictable results.
A thorough diagnosis takes the time to methodically address each area of the diagnostic work up in order to gain optimal results in the shortest recovery time possible.
The following is a proposed diagnostic work up
History (Dental and Medical)
Comprehensive Examination – Intra/ Extra Oral evaluation
Musculoskeletal Evaluation including TMJ
Radiographs – FMX, Panoramic, Lateral and Frontal Cephalograms, SMV, Corrected Cut Tomograms (CO, Rest, Max. Open, Myocentric), Lateral and AP Cervical Spine and Paranasal, CBCT imaging and or MRI as needed (static assessment tools).
Diagnostic study cast models required
Photographs (intra oral, intra oral)
Neuromuscular Analysis: (Functional/dynamic recordings are correlated with static imaging data)