When diagnosing the source of your TMJ soreness and pain is the first step in finding a solution that will work for you. To do this, many dentists use a bite strip to identify high and low spots in your bite that may be causing your pain.
However, a bite strip only shows where—not when and how much—teeth are interacting. For this reason, Dr. Farahani has invested in computerized bite analysis called Tekscan or T-Scan.
Using T-Scan technology, Dr. Farahani measures occlusal force accurately and easily. T-Scan provides a multi-dimensional, highly detailed image with precision accuracy. The system uses disposable sensors that transfer the data to an animated digital image that maps the force and the timing of pressure as you bite down. Using this innovative technology, Dr. Farahani can pinpoint where and how severe the problem is so she can determine the appropriate treatment that will provide the relief you need.