Check out our non-invasive procedure for effectively treating simple to complex TMD cases. Hanswirth Dentistry uses the latest advanced technology to treat TMJ Dysfunction including the T Scan as well as EMGs to evaluate bite force and muscle activity. We are proud to use non invasive and scientifically proven methods to treat TMJ Dysfunctions and Jaw pains.
Joint Vibration Analysis
Your TMJ’s or jaw joints are the skeletal foundation of your mouth. We’re are required to assess the health and function of your TMJ’s. We use 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 helps diagnose problems with the joint that and cause of breakdown or pain, which help us aware of any underlying issues before performing treatments.
Many dental procedures such as Fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, and orthodontics as well as many more can change the way you bite. And that’s exactly what makes you feel your bite is “off”. We use state-of-the-art devices that give information on the force, timing, and balance of your bite. Our T-Scan NOVUS system displays all this information on a computer so that we 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.
We use Jaw tracker (JT-3D) to provide incredibly accurate measurements in mandibular movement, position and speed. Lightweight aerospace materials and both mechanical and electrical computer aided design have perfected this precision instrument. The use of a sensor array which is extremely accurate will provide quantitative, reproducible data about jaw deviations, deflections, and range of motion with incredible accuracy, which allows us unparalleled analysis of mandibular function of a patient.
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If you live in Westchester County, look no further. There is a solution to get relief from the symptoms of TMJ syndrome. Dr. David Hanswirth DMD, offers effective TMJ treatment at our White Plains office.
MLS Warm Laser
Our office uses MLS Laser Therapy, a revolutionary system that has been shown to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and promote healing DRUG-FREE! Almost everything we treat is either painful, or inflammatory, and some procedures require rapid healing. This laser technology causes no pain, and works immediately on your pain and inflammation to make you feel like you didn’t even go to dental office!
EMG – Electromyography
EMG – Electromyography or “Electronic Muscle Graphing” is a pain-free and non-invasive tool we use to objectively measure how your jaw muscles are resting, clenching, chewing and swallowing. The teeth and muscles work together and impact each other. We can use it to check the balance of your muscle function and assess the impact on your muscles before, during and after any treatment that may change the way they rest and function.
Safe, simple, and low-cost the QuadraTENS is a medical-grade alternative to narcotic drugs for managing orofacial pain. Patches placed over the facial nerves that control muscle contraction, provide gentle stimulation to improve blood flow to tired achy muscles, and help facilitate relaxation. We can provide this therapy in office or you can rent or buy a TENS unit for therapy at home in between office visits. The QuadraTENS does require a prescription from the doctor.
Rhinometry & Rhinomanometry
Rhinometers & Rhinomanometers allow non-invasive and thorough nasal examination in adults and children using a sound pulse technique and flow. 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 ear, nose, and throat.
The M-Scan is a fast and simple device that measures the function of your facial muscles. This little device provides extremely easy to interpret data on muscle function. We can use it to quickly compare bilateral muscles for symmetry and function without any pain. The M-Scan also helps us check the impact of your oral appliance or dental treatment.
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We want our patients to know that due to the COVID-19 our office is following the safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and the Board of Health.