Visiting a dentist should be done on a regular basis for basic oral maintenance and upkeep, but many times, people seek out the assistance from dentists because they are having problems. Aside from pain caused by cavities or other oral issues, a common issue that causes many problems is a person’s bite.
If you are not biting down properly, you can experience a severe level of pain, among other symptoms. Properly diagnosing a problem with the bite has changed over the years, becoming easier and more efficient for both the dentist and the patient.
Teeth can become severely worn-down when you are unable to bite properly. In this case, the enamel can be worn down until it is completely gone, which causes further damage to your teeth. The enamel is what protects your teeth from the every day abrasions from the foods and beverages that you drink.
Once the enamel has been completely worn off, there is no way to get it back. This is why it is so important to seek out dental care if you suspect you have a problem or you are experiencing any symptoms, such as tooth discoloration and pain.
There is new technology available and it is called T-Scan. It is an innovative way to look at the way you bite down and see exactly where the problems lie. In previous years, patients would have to bite down on a special piece of paper, only allowing the dentist to see what the overall bite looks like.
The T-Scan is a device that can show the dentist which points of the teeth meet each other first, which points have the most pressure and which points have the least amount of pressure. By having the ability to analyze all of these things, the dentist is able to more quickly make the proper diagnosis. They are then able to put together the best treatment method for the patient.
The T-Scan is a digital device, which means the scans that are taken are done so digitally and are then able to be stored digitally. Dental professionals have easier access to the scans and can continue to mark progress as treatment is given. This is beneficial to both the dentist and the patient because if there needs to be a change in treatment, it can be discovered more quickly than if digital storage from the T-Scan was not being utilized.