Technology in the Practice
Learn more about the various types of technology we use to diagnose and treat your orofacial or sleep-related breathing disorder.
Join Vibration Analysis
Your TMJ’s or jaw joints are the skeletal foundation of your mouth. All dentists are required to assess the health and function of your TMJ’s. Our office uses Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA) which records the vibrations created by joint fluid, cartilage and bone as you open and close your mouth.
This test allows us to objectively measure and document the health of your Jaw Joint in just 10 seconds of opening and closing. It can be used to help diagnose problems with the joint that can be the cause of breakdown or pain, and can help us make sure we are aware of any underlying issues before performing any treatment that could damage or strain your jaw joints.
“MLS Warm Laser Technology” Our office uses MLS Laser Therapy, a revolutionary system that has been shown to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and promote healing DRUG-FREE! This laser is the pride and joy of our office.
Almost everything a Dentist treats is either painful, or inflammatory, and some procedures require rapid healing. This laser causes no pain and works immediately on your pain and inflammation to make you feel like you didn’t even go to the dentist.
T-SCAN Occlusal Analysis
Many dental procedures can change the way you bite. Fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, and orthodontics as well as many more. For over 100 years dentists have relied on paper covered in ink to see where the upper and lower teeth contact.
But this old technique gives no information on the force, timing, and balance of your bite. And that’s exactly what makes you feel your bite is “off”. We use the T-Scan NOVUS system that displays all this information on a computer so that your dentist can use it to get your bite right, with minimal tooth loss from guessing. So that you aren’t subjected to the time and expense of unnecessary office visits.
NARIS – Rhinometry/Rhinomanometry
How you breathe through your nose can be influenced by proper growth and development of your upper and lower jaws.
We measure how you breathe through your nose and may be able to improve that with various treatment options or in cooperation with an ENT.
Home Sleep Testing
This next generation MediByte® Jr Home Sleep Testing (HSAT) device uses patent pending technology to provide simple, cost effective and reliable screening for sleep apnea.
The extra-strength LEMO™ connector and smooth nylon makes the MediByte® Jr incredibly durable. Side wings conveniently attach the unit to the chest effort belt so there is no need for a holding vest or pouch and its weight (91 grams) makes it a great choice for adults and children alike. This product is tech-savvy, saving studies on the internal memory and can be downloaded via a USB computer connection. This recorder is the next generation of screening devices and is CPAP compatible.
The MediByte® Jr may be used during titration studies or for 12-week follow-up evaluations.
NightLase® is a leading-edge laser procedure for the treatment of snoring. It is a non-invasive, no appliance, simple and an effective way of keeping your airway open and reducing or eliminating snoring.
Laser energy is used to heat the tissues of the airway causing a tightening effect which helps to keep your airway open. NightLase® is performed with approximately three short treatments spaced over two months. Each treatment lasts 15 minutes and requires no anesthesia. The procedure is comfortable, and you can resume your daily routine immediately afterwards. Results are often seen after the first session.
Cone Beam 3D Imaging
This dynamic system offers three maximum fields of view (FOV), V8, V10, and V17. Within these sizes, you also have the option to scale or collimate the scan height to capture only the area of interest per the patient’s immediate need. The system also provides enhanced low-dose imaging options through protocols and collimation, dedicated traditional 2D panoramic capabilities, and the feature-rich Tx STUDIO™ software, powered by Anatomage.
For patients with suspect airway or sinus tissue, you can use i-CAT scans in software such as Tx STUDIO to review the 3D data and reveal compromised airways — which can be an indication of a sleep disorder.
Detect TMJ anomalies for the ability to design effective patient treatment. Using the TMJ visualization tools, zero in on the temporomandibular joints to identify wear, defects, and fractures. These tools also act as virtual study models to streamline and expedite treatment and allow you to design splints with the optional Medical Design Studio module.
Learn more about what our patients have to say
about the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego
5.0 ★★★★★ a year ago
The entire staff at the center are fantastic. They were able to correct a long standing bite/sleep issue. My jaw doesn’t lock anymore and I sleep more comfortably with my night time appliance.. Thank you all for your knowledge compassion.
5.0 ★★★★★ a year ago
They are amazing! They not only treated my jaw pain they also determined I had sleep apnea and sleep issues. I had tried many treatments in the past and they are the only ones that have cured my jaw pain, snoring and migraines.
5.0 ★★★★★ a year ago
I wore my temporary appliance and OMG… I slept well for the first time in 6 weeks maybe a lot longer. Thank you so much, I feel ready for life again. God bless you all. You are all miracle workers…