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Technology And Dental Evaluations

There are important insights to gain from a technology-assisted evaluation of your oral health. Through the use of different imaging tools, our Katy, TX dentist’s office can closely inspect your smile for any signs of trouble that might require treatment. Catching problems in their early stages and properly treating them will protect you from complications over time and make your care more conservative. In addition to providing these thorough examinations, we can perform detailed studies of your bite function through the use of pressure mapping technology that reveals imbalances that can contribute to jaw pain and uneven wear and tear on specific teeth that can lead to difficulties over time.

The Right Reviews Can Lead To The Right Services

Detailed reviews of a person’s oral health makes it easier to provide feedback during a general checkup, and it helps to locate the source of a problem when they come in with concerns about the state of their smile. In addition to providing visual inspections, we have technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras that we can use to make comprehensive reviews more effective and comfortable. When we help patients who are struggling with TMJ disorder because of problems with uneven bite movement, we can use pressure mapping technology to see how imbalances affect you. From there, we can proceed with personalized care to address discomfort!

Using Imaging Technology To Carefully And Comfortably Evaluate Your Oral Health

With the right imaging equipment, we can closely investigate teeth and oral structures to see if there are any issues that require restorative dental work. Digital radiography enables us to take more detailed images than what we can produce with traditional x-rays with considerably less radiation emitted. Intraoral cameras allow us to closely and thoroughly inspect areas that are difficult to look at without assistance. Because we have the means of making these closer inspections, we can have an easier time recognizing when decay, dental injuries, or other concerns need to be resolved in areas that are harder to evaluate.

How Mapping Bite Pressure Helps With TMJ Treatments

To properly examine you for TMJ treatment, it is beneficial to have a clear understanding of the poor jaw movement that affects you. We can gain important insights with TekScan pressure mapping technology. With it, we can find where there are imbalances in the application and the release of bite pressure. From those details, we can assess what corrections need to take place, and we can move forward in helping you make them!

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Scheduling A Dental Evaluation

With the right imaging technology, we can find sources of trouble with patients’ dental health that would otherwise prove difficult to identify. For more information on how we can help you, reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.