TMJ Technology San Francisco

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Technology

At San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea, we pride ourselves in remaining at the top of the latest advancements in technology for the treatment of TMD.

Our technology allows us to Diagnosis your symptoms and provide you with a full Treatment Plan the same day you visit our San Francisco Office.

Below are advanced instrumentation that Dr. Larson uses daily for evaluation and treatment of TMJ disorders in San Francisco:

BioResearch Technology:

MLS Laser

San Francisco Center For TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dr. Larson Technology BioJVAMLS Laser Therapy technology is the most advanced laser therapy system on the market. Reduction of response times, and overall treatment times distinguishes MLS Laser Therapy from traditional options. With MLS, there are reciprocal advantages for both the operator and the patient.

To begin, MLS Laser Therapy reduces healing time. The MLS Laser will reduce the time it takes to reduce pain and inflammation by increasing circulation and encouraging the formation of Fibroblasts, which are the building blocks of the healing process.

Other benefits of MLS laser therapy are relatively new in the medical industry. However, despite this, doctors are quick to adopt the technology as they see a marked improvement in their patients’ quality of life, and, most notably, in the reduction of pain and swelling, and the increase in patient mobility.

BioJVA™

San Francisco Center For TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dr. Larson Technology j5 Myo-monitorJVA, or Joint Vibration Analysis, provides a fast, non-invasive, and repeatable measurement of TMJ function to aide in the diagnosis of TMJ function. Understanding TMJ function is vital whenever a change in vertical, lateral, or A/P position of the mandible is needed. Common treatments that change the mandibular, such as TMD treatment, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Reconstruction and Sleep Dentistry, can all benefit from JVA testing.

Human joints have surfaces that rub together in function. Smooth, well-lubricated surfaces in a proper biomechanical relationship produce little friction and little vibration. However, surface changes, such as those caused by degeneration, tears, or displacements of the disk, generally produce friction and vibration. Different disorders can produce different vibration patterns, or “signatures”. PC-assisted vibration analysis helps identify these patterns and helps dentists distinguish between various TMJ disorders.

Cone Beam Technology:

CBCT 3D Scan San FranciscoUse of the Cone-beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) of the maxillofacial region has quickly become an extremely important technology for TMD diagnosis. It utilizes an extremely low dose of energy to image the joints, neck and head. By utilizing CBCT for imaging, dentists can receive sub-millimeter spatial resolution images of high diagnostic quality with relatively short scanning times.

Myotronics Technology:

K7 Evaluation System

San Francisco Center For TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dr. Larson Technology K7

Crucial to neuromuscular dentistry, the K7 Evaluation System by Myotronics measures and records mandibular function and masticatory muscle status—it adds invaluable information to the diagnostic process. Objective information about TMJ joint status further adds to the clinician’s data.

The K7 Evaluation System provides the dental clinician or researcher with three technologies for measuring, displaying, and storing objective data on physiologic and anatomical status and function:

  • Jaw tracking
  • Electromyography
  • Joint sonography.

This objective data enhances the diagnostic and treatment considerations with information that has not previously been available.

J5 Myomonitor TENS Unit

San Francisco Center For TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dr. Larson Technology MLS LaserThe J5 Myomonitor TENS Unit is the latest in a succession of Myotronics products with a history of over thirty-five years of clinical effectiveness. It is known that jaw and cervical muscles play a significant role in head posture and consequently may impact occlusion. For years many dentists have stimulated these jaw and cervical muscles to relax them as part of the overall diagnosis and treatment process. TENS is a valuable tool for in-office procedures for occlusal adjustment and in-bite registration, it is also useful in the treatment of most types of TMD dysfunction and associated pain.

To learn more about the TMJ and Sleep Apnea Treatments and Services we provide or to schedule an appointment, please contact your San Francisco Center For TMJ & Sleep Apnea expert Dr. Larson Today at (415) 872-5116

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