So many people suffer from the negative consequences of teeth grinding, which can result in worn down teeth and other serious risks to your oral health. Some people pass this off as a simple bad habit, however, in actuality, these persons may be suffering from occlusal disorder (OD).

Occlusal disorder results from a bite misalignment that leads to worn down teeth and other serious health problems. However, there is a viable solution to these problems.

That solution is a Tekscan® analysis from our qualified Houston dentists. If you decide to receive this analysis, your misaligned bite can be diagnosed and remedied.

What is a Tekscan Analysis?

Check out the video below to see Dr. Hedge performing a Tekscan analysis on one of his patients:

The analysis, also known as a T-Scan® occlusal analysis, is a new innovation in dental technology that will allow a dentist to effectively detect occlusal disorder, and design a customized treatment plan to give you a clinical bite adjustment.

A T-Scan works in the following ways:

  • You will bite down on a thin sensor.
  • This sensor will analyze your bite, providing our dentist with a bite force measurement.
  • Based on this measurement, our dentist will be able to design an individualized treatment plan to remedy your occlusal disorder.

How Can a Tekscan Analysis Improve My Health?

It is important to remember that occlusal disorder is a serious condition that should be treated as soon as possible. This is because occlusal disorder can cause the following problems:

  • Damage to restorations, such as crowns and bridges
  • Teeth fractures
  • Receding of the gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain in your mouth
  • Grinding of your teeth at night
  • Severe headaches
  • Sensitive teeth

There are several ways to know if you are at risk for occlusal disorder. These symptoms
include:

  • Headaches
  • Stiffness in your jaw
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain

If you have the aforementioned problems, you may be at risk for this disorder. However, our trained dentists, Dr. Tom Hedge and Dr. Kathy Frazar, can provide you with effective treatment to ensure that your dental health can be improved, and you can alleviate all of these symptoms.

T-Scan Treatment at The Houston Dentists

If you’re in need of T-Scan occlusal analysis treatment in Houston, Dr. Tom Hedge and Dr. Kathy Frazar would love to help you. They can provide you with comprehensive treatment that will be both easy and effective.

For a complimentary consultation about occlusal disorder and T-Scan treatment, call The Houston Dentists today at 713-701-1783.