Using the Latest Dental Technology
We Are Living in a Digital World
It’s a digital world, there is no question about it. Every year brings new advances in dental technology. These advances offer new solutions to oral health problems, and allow us to treat patients more effectively and more efficiently, while maximizing patient comfort. New materials mean restorations and implants last longer and look more natural. New techniques make procedures less invasive and minimize treatment and recovery time.
At the TMJD and Complete Dentistry Center, we strive to stay current on dental technologies so we can offer the highest quality treatment possible and improve patient care. By using state of the art equipment, technology, and techniques, we have created a streamlined, efficient, and satisfying experience for our TMJD patients.
Dr. George and her team of dental hygienists attend multiple seminars and continuing education classes every year to learn about emerging technologies in general, reconstructive dentistry and TMJD treatment. In fact, all hygienists in the office attend dental education seminars along with Dr. George in order to ensure they have the highest level of education possible.
Applying Technology to Our Practice
Not only do we use the most advanced dental techniques in our practice and ensure that our entire staff is up-to-date on dental education, we also employ cutting-edge, modern dental technology. This technology allows us to quickly and accurately assess patients and provide them with effective, personalized treatment to bring relief from painful symptoms.
The technology we employ includes cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT), Myotronics K-7 bite analysis and sonography, ULF-TENS, T-Scan™ bite force diagnostics, Trios Digital Bite Scanner, Oral ID cancer screening light, and laser gum therapy. CBCT technology gives us an advantage in diagnosing both oral health and bite problems by providing a 3D representation of the underlying structure of your teeth and jaw. The ability to see these facets of the mouth allows Dr. George to see the health of these tissues and determine if patients are good candidates for dental implants. Ensuring that patients are good candidates for dental implants increases the success rate of the implants and minimizes the risk of potential complications of the implant procedure.
When treating patients with TMJD, we use a combination of powerful imaging and bite analysis capabilities of the K-7. The K-7 allows Dr. George to measure and track jaw and muscle function to gather critical information about the bite. The K-7 also gives Dr. George valuable information about the condition of the temporomandibular joints, a critical factor in diagnosis and treatment.
Other bite analysis technology employed in our practice includes the T-Scan™ bite technology. The T-Scan™ is a digital tool that allows Dr. George to effectively evaluate the level of force and timing of the bite, and assesses the bite’s stability. To learn more about our T-Scan™ technology, please watch this very informative video.
We also employ the Trios digital impression scanner to take digital impressions of your teeth. Digital impressions are critical for creating accurate and highly personalized dental restorations, like crowns, implants, and dentures. Many patients report that the Trios digital impression scanner is more comfortable than traditional methods of taking dental restorations.
These technologies allow Dr. George to design a custom fit dental orthotic to restore your bite to its natural, relaxed position, relieve your painful TMJ symptoms, and prevent damage to your teeth.
Our practice also offers laser gum therapy for patients with periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a painful infection of the gum tissue that, if left untreated, can lead to gum tissue loss, tooth loss, and left threatening health conditions. Laser gum therapy provides periodontal disease patients an alternative to traditional gum surgery to remove infected and damaged tissue.
Laser gum therapy targets impacted tissue with minimal pain and blood loss, and patients who undergo laser gum therapy have a faster recovery than traditional gum surgery patients, with minimized risk of infection or complications after their procedure.