Dr. Bis’ approach to treating each of her patients is one of attaining an optimal result. Her systematic, and methodical manner, as well as her attention to detail results in her success when it comes to treating TMJ and chronic pain patients. Dr. Bis recognizes that proper jaw posture as it relates to the cranium is a must in resolution of muscle and joint pain, and that the teeth play a critical role in defining surrounding musculature, ligaments, and joints. A healthy balance and position of these structures is crucial for optimal function, stability and comfort.
In order to effectively diagnose and treat TMD, Dr. Bis uses scientific measuring technology to help her accurately measure and capture her patient’s specific jaw position and how it relates to the masticatory muscle system in order to establish the ideal physiologic position before any treatment is rendered.
Since few clinicians actually measure their patients’ muscle activity and/or physiologic jaw position, decisions are made and treatment is rendered without consideration to the significant changes to physiology and muscle dynamics of their patients. As a result, many of our patients come to us after suffering in pain for many years, often as a result of past dental work that did not take the bite into consideration.
The key to any successful treatment is precision. Consistent predictable results is what allows patients to experience the long over-due relief from their agonizing pain. 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.