Left untreated orofacial pain can begin to affect your quality of life. Patients with TMJ or chronic facial pain can begin to suffer from headaches and earaches and can have difficulty chewing, and potentially cause damage to their teeth. With advancements in dental technology diagnosing TMJ has become more accurate and treatment more precise. Dr. Pamela Cain has unique training and provides comprehensive care for the treatment of TMJ and orofacial pain through the use of the T-Scan.
The T-Scan is a digital bite analysis device. T-Scan tests for malocclusion, or misalignment, of the bite. T-Scan is a non invasive and virtually painless procedure that records the patterns of bite misalignment. T-scan is a much more effective and accurate way to measure malocclusion than the traditional articulating paper. T-Scan shows how your bite functions in all phases of the biting process for a more comprehensive understanding of how your jaw and teeth align.
Connected to an innovative software program, T-Scan records your bite and shows the alignment of the teeth and jaw. Understanding a patient’s bite pattern can help Dr. Cain provide targeted treatment for more precise care.
Treatments for Malocclusion
Left untreated, malocclusion can cause damage to your teeth. Jaw pain is often a sign of a more complex oral health concerns. Orofacial pain can be caused by damaged or ill fitted dental restoration, crooked teeth, teeth grinding, clenching, or malocclusion. Dr. Cain will pinpoint the cause of the pain for precise treatment. Untreated, these concerns could cause chipping, cracks, or broken teeth. Misaligned bites may also increase the chances of developing gum disease, tooth loss or TMJ disorders. Dr. Cain offers treatment options for malocclusion.
Dr.Cain and Orofacial Pain Knoxville, TN
Dr. Cain has received specialized training in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain. Dr. Cain has completed a comprehensive program focused on TMD. She has studied with the leading educator Dr. Jeffrey Okeson at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Dr. Cain chose to study orofacial pain to better understand patient’s pain for more accurate and complete treatment. Our Knoxville dentist office offers diagnosis and treatment methods of chronic facial pain and jaw disorders.