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- Tekscan® Imaging
- JVA – Joint Vibration Analysis
- Pharyngometer / Rhynometer
- Cone Beam / CT Scan
- Mounted Study Models
- 3D Virtual Implant Software
- Steam Sterilization
- Digital X-rays
For years, dental occlusion had been largely a matter of guesswork for dentists. The T-Scan system is a valuable tool that aids in the diagnostic process of analyzing a patient’s bite and showing what is and what is not functioning properly. When a bite is unstable it can cause pain, teeth and dental restorations to crack and break, gum disease, tooth loss, headaches, and TMJ Disorder.
JVA – Joint Vibration Analysis
JVA provides a fast, non-invasive, and repeatable measurement of TMJ function to aid in the proper diagnosis of TMJ function. Understanding TMJ function is vital anytime you are changing the vertical, lateral, or A/P position of the mandible. Common treatments that change mandibular such as TMD treatment, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Reconstruction and Sleep Dentistry can all benefit from JVA testing.
Pharyngometer / Rhynometer
The pharyngometer test is used to map the cross-sectional diameter of the oral airway and measure its stability. This allows Dr. Gorman to discover existing points of obstruction as well as what the patient’s optimal breathing position would be. In order to check the nasal passages, the Rhinometer test is performed first. This tool helps to rule out any obstruction or enlargement in the turbinates as the cause of sleep disordered breathing problem. In addition, the pharyngometer is instrumental in determining patients eligibility regarding successful oral appliance therapy.
Cone Beam / CT Scan
Allows for excellent visualization of facial skeletal anatomy but at significantly lower radiation dosages than medical-grade CT scanners. These scans are used most often for obtaining screening views of the airways for sleep apnea as well as upper and lower jaw and condyles for TMJ issues.
Mounted Study Models
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms, a comprehensive diagnosis is needed to evaluate your chewing system. To accurately diagnose bite dysfunctions, mounted study models of your teeth are essential along with a dental examination, periodontal examination, jaw joint evaluation and muscle examination. The models of your teeth are then mounted on an instrument (articulator) that simulates your lower jaw movements allowing the dentist to evaluate the mechanics of your bite in relation to your jaw joints.
3D Virtual Implant Placement Software
Our office has been utilizing the latest in computer technology for the virtual placement of implants. Until now, the definite surgical site the implant was placed into was not really known until the actual surgery. With today’s technology, Dr. Gorman can now visualize the actual implant site prior to the actual surgery; thus preventing the “guesswork” as to whether a bone graft is necessary and if an implant can even be placed. In some cases, this also speeds up the placement of the final prosthesis (crowns or dentures). If you would like to know more about the Virtual Implant Placement, please contact our office for an appointment to discuss if this technology is right for your dental situation.
Our office uses latest in sterilization techniques all dental instruments. When available, sterile disposable instrumentation is used to better protect his patients.
Dr. Gorman utilizes the imaging; which allows us to review the head and neck in three dimensional formats.
This is an instrument that uses ultrasonic properties to remove debris your teeth and flush out the pockets around the teeth. This can reduce the amount of hand scaling of the teeth.
Bonding is a technique that allows Dr. Gorman to chemically attach restorative materials such as veneers, fillings, or crowns to the teeth. Previously he had to mechanically lock the filling material into place. With bonding, there are many choices available to patients.
At Gorman Dental we use and recommend only the best products for our patients, many of which are holistic products that we feel offer better outcomes for dental and overall health. Below is a list of some of our preferred products. If you have any questions about how to purchase or use any of these items, please don’t hesitate to ask our friendly office or clinical staff.
CloSYS® oral health rinse is a holistic approach to better health. naturally activated by the amino acids in saliva to eliminate the bacteria that may cause other health issues in your mouth and body.
First professional-strength fluoride toothpaste enhanced to provide the additional benefit of whitening to keep patients’ teeth healthy and beautiful.
Dental Herb Company: Tooth and Gums Tonic
Tooth & Gums Tonic is a Truly Natural® professional strength, alcohol-free oral rinse formulated to reduce oral bacteria.
Under the Gums Irrigant®
Under the Gums Irrigant is a Truly Natural® professional strength antimicrobial herbal concentrate designed for dilution and use with an oral irrigator. It is formulated to reduce oral bacteria in periodontal pockets and to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Peridex Oral Rinse
Peridex provides effective relief and comprehensive antimicrobial action to treat Gingivitis, Control gingival inflammation, swelling and gingival bleeding and to promote soft tissue healing after cleaning, periodontal & restorative procedures.
G.U.M® Paroex Oral Rinse
Oral irrigator is the highest quality, most effective home treatment. Completing the care by providing a cleansing for sub-gingival and Those hard-to-reach areas.
Philips Sonicare Flexcare
With 5 modes and 3 intensity settings, your teeth will experience 31,000 gentle but effective brush strokes. You’ll get a month’s worth of manual brushing in just 2 minutes.
Waterpik Water Flosser
The Waterpik is clinically proven to provide up to 3x as effective as string floss, up to 50% more effective for gum health and removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas.