When examining you for TMJ disorders or other bite-related problems, our dentist may use a Tekscan bite analysis device to check your bite and determine the source of the problem. This technology makes it easy for us to diagnose the cause of pain and discomfort and develop an effective treatment plan to meet your needs. To learn more about Tekscan in Lebanon, Oregon, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Dennis Clark, call us today at 541-451-1440.
When you bite down, your jaw joint enters a specific position in your skull. If you have a malocclusion (bad bite) or clench or grind your teeth, then you are changing the position of your jaw joints. This can cause strain in the jaw muscles and eventually lead to TMJ disorders and other problems. A bite analysis helps to determine the position of your teeth and jaws when you bite, enabling our dentist to create a treatment plan to help resolve the problem and restore your oral health and function.
We use a handheld computerized bite analysis device known as a Tekscan or T-Scan to see how your teeth come together and where the uneven bite is coming from. This information is then used to adjust your bite into the optimal position. You simply bite down on an ultra-thin sensor that measures the time and force of your bite, displaying the information in a detailed 3D analysis on a nearby screen.
Some of the treatment options our dentist may recommend to correct your jaw position and repair tooth damage include:
- An occlusal guard or splint therapy
- Restorative dentistry
- Orthodontic treatment
We welcome you to contact our office for more information about bite analysis and to schedule an appointment with our caring dentist. We are committed to helping you achieve and maintain your oral health.