In my TMJ practice, I see patients daily who have classic symptoms of TMD: painful TM joints, painful muscles of mastication, limited opening, clicking joints, headaches and migraines. My exam includes joint imaging, joint vibration analysis (JVA by Bioresearch), and T-scan occlusal analysis.
Interestingly, more than 25% of these pain patients do not have a joint problem at all.
So, if there is no internal problem of the temporomandibular joint, why does the patient have pain?
The answer almost always lies in the occlusion, or how your teeth come together when you bite.
How Do You Know if You Have a Bad Bite?
If you have a “good” bite, when you close your mouth, all of your teeth touch at the same time with about the same amount of force.
If you have a “bad” bite, your bite is unbalanced, potentially causing numerous issues over time such as discomfort when chewing or biting down.
Diagnosing Bite Problems With T-Scan
The T-Scan Digital Bite Analysis System is one of the most state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools available to dentists today.
The T-Scan system is also known as the T-Scan Occlusal Analysis System. It is an ultra-thin sensor shaped to fit into your mouth in order to measure your bite force, timing, and location. The T-Scan sensor connects via USB to your expert dentist’s computer. When you bite, the T-Scan system analyzes and displays the information in full-color 3D images that helps me see any potential problems with your bite.
Fix Your Bad Bite
Don’t ignore your bad or unbalanced bite. If you are experiencing any symptoms of a bad bite such as trouble chewing, mouth soreness, facial discomfort, or teeth grinding and clenching, call us to learn if the T-Scan system can help diagnose and fix your bite problems by calling (626) 773-8333 today!
Treatment for TMJ, Migraines, Headaches in Pasadena
Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.