Digital Dental Impressions Near You
Digital Impressions are used to image the upper and lower dental arches for construction of oral appliance instead of the conventional sticky material that used to be use for this purpose.
Modern technology allowed us to use digital imaging of the dental arches to assist in constructing oral appliances. It is more comfortable and Accurate.
Digital scanners can be a useful tool in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders in dentistry. TMJ disorders are a common condition that can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw, head, and neck. Accurate and precise diagnosis is important in the treatment of TMJ disorders, and digital scanners can aid in this process.
Getting rid of that goopy feeling of old school impressions, Digital scanners can be used to create three-dimensional images of the patient’s teeth and jaw, which can be used to create a virtual model of the patient’s mouth. This model can then be used to plan and simulate different treatment options, such as orthodontic treatment or the creation of a custom oral appliance to help alleviate TMJ symptoms.
Digital scanners can also be used to track the progress of treatment over time, as they can be used to create before-and-after images of the patient’s mouth. This can be useful in determining the effectiveness of the treatment and adjusting as needed.
Overall, digital scanners can be a valuable tool in the treatment of TMJ disorders in dentistry, as they can aid in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. However, it’s important to note that the use of digital scanners should always be accompanied by a thorough clinical examination and evaluation by a qualified dental professional.
The specialized professionals at Dental TMJ Sleep Apnea will love to provide a thorough examination and treatment plan to help relieve you of the stress and pain of TMJ.
At Dental TMJ Sleep Apnea in Boca Raton, FL, we have equipped our office with the essential technologies that complement our high qualifications in this field. We have several methods to evaluate and manage many types of orofacial pain and dysfunctions, TMJ disorders, and sleep-disordered breathing.
Digital dental photography
Digital dental photography has various effects on dental care. Photographs document the patient’s condition before and after treatment. They are great tools to educate patients, improve case acceptance, communicate to the dental laboratories, and improve patients’ confidence following treatment.
Digital dental radiography
Radiographic imaging of the teeth and their surrounding bone is a crucial part of the diagnosis, documentation of the teeth condition before treatment, and treatment planning at every dental practice. Digital radiographs (x-ray) technologies provide several advantages over their film-based radiography. Digital radiography systems permit dental professionals and their patients to view more accurate images immediately on a computer or similar screen. Moreover, it is easier to store and share digital radiograph files with third parties, such as other dentists or insurance companies, when necessary. Also, digital radiograph technologies use less radiation and require no processing chemicals than film counterparts.
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
The CBCT systems are modifications of conventional computed tomography (CT) systems found in large medical centers or hospitals. The CBCT systems used by dental professionals go around the patient’s head, recording data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These data are then are reconstructed to form a three-dimensional (3D) image of the patient’s anatomy; teeth, jaw, TMJ, sinuses, upper airway, and upper cervical vertebrae. This technology enables the dental professional to evaluate the structures of the maxillofacial region, giving more information than what is seen on the plain radiographs.
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) helps better evaluation of the TMJ, upper airway and other maxillofacial structures.
Low-level laser therapy
or Cold Laser Therapy or Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to affect the body tissue to help speed up the healing process. It is useful for patients who suffer from various acute and chronic conditions to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms, and increase functionality.
Low-level laser therapy is used to reduce pain and inflammation as well as increase circulation and enhance healing of the facial and TMJ region.
Electrotherapy is a form of treatment that produces mild electrical pulsations to the desired area to reduce pain, increase blood circulation, repair damaged tissues, strengthen weakened muscles, and promote bone growth, promoting physical functioning enhancements.
Therapeutic ultrasound is used to reduce chronic pain and to promote tissue healing. It is often recommended as a part of the treatment for muscle spasms, inflammation, stiffness, and joint injuries or disease. Therapeutic ultrasound provides deep heating to soft tissue to increase blood circulation, promote healing, and decrease pain.
A combination of ultrasound therapy and electrogalvanic stimulation is essential in reducing facial pain & muscle spasm as well as increasing circulation and enhancing tissue healing.
Iontophoresis is a therapeutic method used to treat a range of conditions. It is a sort of electrical stimulation used to administer medication into the desired tissue through the skin. Generally, this technique forms a repel-like ionic charge when a negatively charged therapeutic drug solution is driven through the skin by negative electricity. Similarly, a positively charged medicinal drug solution is forced through the skin by positive electricity. These methods allow introducing medications such as corticosteroids into inflamed tissue to reduce muscle or joint inflammation without injection.
Extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT)
Extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT) is a non-invasive therapy used to treat pain and promote healing by providing high-energy sound waves to injured or damaged tissue during short treatment periods. Directing a targeted ESWT therapy handpiece to the inflamed tissue causes increased blood circulation, leading to healing and reducing pain after a few sessions of ESWT.
Shockwave therapy is used to decrease muscle spasms and pain as in cases of teeth grinding and jaw clenching
Home Sleep Apnea Testing
Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSAT) is an easy, cost-effective way to screen breathing during sleep in the patient’s sleep environment. HSAT is a simple breathing monitor that records the frequency of breathing disturbances during sleep. It records the airflow quality, blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure, pulse, sleep efficiency, body position, and sometimes the sleep stages. An overnight sleep study at a sleep center may be better for individuals with particular heart, breathing, or neuromuscular problems.