K7 Evaluation System
To improve treatment for patients with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), Crabapple Dental has invested in a K7 Evaluation System from Myotronics. This cutting edge technology provides us with a non-invasive means for measuring and recording mandibular function and masticatory muscle status (jaw tracking). This important information aids our clinicians in the diagnostic process and is vital in the treatment of TMD and migraine headaches. Dr. Sarah Roberts and the team at Crabapple Dental are pleased to provide this advanced technology to the residents of Alpharetta and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Sarah Roberts uses the K7 jaw tracking device from Myotronics to make custom orthotics for patients with TMJ/TMD or for any big cases that require bite changes. Ninety-percent of the pain that people feel from their head, neck and jaw is from muscle pain. If the muscles are in a relaxed position, the pain will naturally decrease. Custom orthotics made using the K7 Evaluation System provide an effective option for treating migraine headaches that does not involve medication. For patients who suffer from frequent migraine headaches, this new technology can be life-changing.
If you come into Crabapple Dental for a TMD evaluation, you will be put on the Myotronics K7 Electromyography Unit. The K7 allows us to record and analyze the activity of the prominent face, head and neck muscles attached to the lower jaw. We will measure the muscle activity as you perform different movements with your jaw, head and neck. Using this information, we can then diagnose your bite problem and prescribe the appropriate treatment or treatments to relax your jaw muscles and eliminate your painful symptoms.
If you are suffering from bite problems, TMJ/TMD or migraine headaches, please contact our Alpharetta Jaw Pain Treatment Specialist to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sarah Roberts today. We look forward to restoring your dental health.
See pictures below of a Full Mouth Reconstruction utilizing a K7 for bite management.