Cone Beam CT imaging evaluates the jaw joints and airway in 3D.
Joint Vibration Analysis
The JVA electronically records the vibrations (friction) of the jaw joints improving our diagnostic capabilities.
Home Sleep Test
HST’s are commonly used by physicians to diagnose sleep breathing disorders. We use them mid-treatment to check the efficacy of our therapy.
No more goop in the mouth! Digital impressions replace traditional impressions making it easier for patients with gag reflexes and limited opening.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation
Alpha-Stim CES provides non-pharmaceutical relief to patients suffering from pain, anxiety and depression.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser (Photobiomodulation) Therapy reduces inflammation, decreases pain, and increases cellular turnover promoting healing. With the use of the MLS Lase, we can reduce inflammation and pain while promoting healing with the use of medication. Patients feel less anxious about treatments because they know it will be pain free.
Acoustic Pharyngometer / Rhinometer
To better diagnose sleep patients, the Acoustic Pharyngometer / Rhinometer is a tool that provides information on airway size and stability. The pharyngometer lets us effectively measure a patient’s pharyngeal airway size and stability. Soundwaves are projected and reflected back and then analyzed using the Pharyngometer software. It takes 2-5 minutes to complete and allows us to determine whether a patient would benefit or not from oral appliance treatment.
The acoustic rhinometer provides quick and easy measurement of nasal patency, or how open the nose is. Sound waves are sent up through the nasal passageway and reflected back so that the acoustic rhinometer can map the topography of the nasal airway. This helps us to determine the location and severity of any airway obstruction. This test is quick and easy taking 30 seconds to complete.
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is the next generation treatment of platelet concentrate, which contains platelets and growth factors prepared from the patient’s own blood. Utilized in everyday clinical practice, PRF speeds up the healing process and optimizes bone grafting results, as it can generate both soft tissue and bone.
The PRF procedure is a simple one, beginning with drawing a patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge for 5 minutes to gather all the good growth factors and healing elements in the blood.
Once complete, it is injected directly into the site of injury for relief and healing. Find more information here.
SPG Block and SphenoCath
The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is a cluster of nerve cells that may contribute to head and face pain. The cluster is located under the tissue lining the back of the nose. By applying local anesthetic to the nerve bundle, nerve impulses may be blocked, otherwise known as an SPG Block.
SphenoCath is a unique and specially designed medical device to assist in injecting small amounts of fluid into the nasal passage during SPG blocks. It provides a fast, simple and needleless procedure that removes much of the discomfort associated with traditional SPG blocks. The device is able to drip medication directly onto the treated area of the nasal passage (sphenopalatine ganglion) with highly targeted positioning, meaning that medication reaches the area directly (rather than a periphery spray-type application used with other SPG blocks). Find more information on the procedure here.
Let Us Help!
If jaw pain, facial pain, or sleep disorders plague you, let us help! The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre has a treatment that will provide relief. From laser therapy and physical therapy to airway pressure machines and orthotic appliances, we will find a way to help you live your best life.
For more information, please call 574-968-5166
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