EMG in Dentistry
Surface EMG is the worldwide standard method for recording muscle-specific activity in skeletal muscles. It has been proven reliable in numerous studies over many years and is a clinical procedure that can easily be performed in any dental office. This information is invaluable to the clinician that hopes to create beautiful dentistry that works with the patient's physiology for optimum results.
BioEMGIII™ (EMG for dentistry) allows you to evaluate the effectiveness of your patient's craniofacial musculature. Achieving optimal muscle function gives you the confidence that treatment will fit the patient's physiology.
Electromyography allows the clinician to evaluate the efficiency of the patient musculature in rest, chewing, and clenching. Using EMGallows for identifying improper muscle function over a period of time. Proper muscle function ensures the long term stability of the dental work.
- Knowing what effect each dental procedure will have on patient muscle function.
- Understanding which dental interference are of concern.
- Creating balance between muscle groups.
- Quantifying resting level.
EMG is the only way to objectively measure the actions and reactions of the muscles of the head and neck. This provides the ability to test your treatments and bite positions before finalizing the treatment position.
EMG Research Studies
Many well known and respected Doctors from around the world have researched the efficacy of the EMG in dental practice.
An example is this article by BioRESEARCH Chairman John Radke:
Radke J, Kadamati P, Ruiz-Velasco G. Delayed peak sEMG of elevator muscles in dysfunctional mastication. Adv Dent Tech. 2020 Jul;2(2):68-76. Free Article https://adtt.scholasticahq.com/article/14486-delayed-peak-semg-of-elevator-muscles-in-dysfunctional-mastication
Here is a bibliography of articles on EMG in dentistry research.