T-Scan is a digital bite sensor that allows us to determine exactly how much force you are applying to each of your teeth when you bite down. It gives us not only the total force, but how the force develops, allowing us to determine when certain teeth might be bearing the brunt of your bite, which can lead to jaw joint problems as well as potential damage to your teeth.
NuCalm is an alternative to sedation dentistry that can help you feel comfortable and relaxed at the dentist’s office without drugs. Instead, NuCalm uses an advanced understanding of your brain’s relaxation mechanisms to trigger a near-sleep, meditation-like state. This not only helps reduce anxiety, it creates a truly rejuvenating experience.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) allows us to stimulate several muscle groups at the same time, including both jaw muscles and neck muscles. This can help relax tense muscles and stimulate circulation in the neck and jaw. The result is that we can remove tension that can dislocate or damage the jaw joint as well as cause tooth wear, headaches, and other TMJ symptoms. It also allows us to take measurements of your “natural” bite, independent of muscle habits that may distort how your jaw moves.
K-7 Evaluation system
The K-7 is the leading tool for gaining scientific measurements about the health of your jaw. It consists of three components: a computerized mandibular scanner (CMS), an electromyograph (EMG), and an electrosonograph (ESG). The CMS lets us determine precisely how your jaw is moving and precisely describe any irregularities. The EMG allows us to measure the muscle activity in eight different muscles simultaneously, so we can determine exactly where is the position of maximum rest in your bite. The ESG allows us to amplify, characterize, and record the sounds of your jaw joint. Together, these three components give us objective, scientific measurements of the state of your jaw joint, which allows us to design an evidence-based treatment plan for your TMJ.