Tekscan, or T-Scan, is a valuable tool that aids in diagnosing problems with a person’s bite. T-Scan is a computerized method of evaluating your bite to determine if detrimental forces exist that can cause TMJ problems and possibly prevent tooth breakage from occurring due to these forces. It can also help us treat TMJ by helping to identify incorrect contacts on certain teeth, thus helping to balance and even out your bite. The T-Scan system can show what is and what is not functioning properly when a person bites down. When a bite is unstable it can cause pain, broken restorations, gum disease, tooth loss, headaches, and TMJ disorder.
The T-Scan device includes an ultra-thin sensor that a patient bites down on. The computer then analyzes and displays the data. Because the sensor technology is so advanced, the T-Scan can detect both biting time and force. This will allow your doctor to correct any bite issues without the guesswork previously needed and reduce the number of office visits you will need to have your occlusion (bite) corrected.