If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know how difficult they are to effectively diagnose and treat. The TruDenta system of diagnosis and treatment was developed to help uncover and resolve the frequently-overlooked causes behind your chronic migraines.
The TruDenta diagnostic process uses the latest technology to closely examines the nerves, muscles, and ligaments that surround the head, neck, and jaw to find any signs of the inflammation and chronic stress that can lead to constant headaches.
If examination shows that your headaches are actually being caused by musculoskeletal problems, we can help. All TruDenta doctors have years of experience as dental professionals working with the delicate musculature of the jaw, neck, and head—a perfect background to implement TruDenta's process of progressive rehabilitation and physical therapy for the damaged joints and stressed musculature that cause chronic headaches.
Suffered from facial pain and tension for 4+ years.
“When I wake up I feel great and it’s totally different and uplifting.” Michele
“I feel amazing.” Nicole
Scott E. Peterson D.D.S. attended Colorado State University from 1985 to 1988. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1992, graduating with high distinction.
Dr. Chris Graff has been practicing dentistry in Montrose since 1998 and is committed to giving you the best that dentistry has to offer. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota, graduating with high distinction in 1997. He has continued his education every year since through programs with the Western Colorado Dental Society, the Pankey Institute for post-graduate dental education and small professional study groups. Currently he hosts a group of eight dental professionals from across Colorado twice a year here at our office.
While at UNMC, he received the Eastman Kodak Certificate of Academic Excellence in Dentistry, Certificate of Superior Scholarship, Deans Award of Academic Achievement and was awarded a Regents Scholarship four consecutive years.
Dr. Peterson is an Eagle Scout, a member of OKU, a dental honor society, the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association and the Western Colorado Dental Society. He has received advanced education from the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, the Schuster Center for Professional Development and the William C. Strupp Postgraduate School of Dentistry.
Dr. Peterson is a third generation dentist and practiced in Denver, Colorado with his father for 13 years. In 2005, Dr. Peterson relocated with his wife and 4 children to Montrose, Colorado to enjoy the life style western Colorado has to offer. Dr. Peterson enjoys skiing, camping, boating, scuba diving and family sporting activities. He and his family attend Cedar Creek Church.
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Dr. Graff is a member of OKU, a dental honor society, the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the Western Colorado Dental Society and the Pankey Institute Alumni Association.
Dr. Graff, his wife, Kathy and their three boys live right in Montrose. They were attracted to this area for the many opportunities for outdoor activities and to become an integral part of this wonderful community! They enjoy hiking, camping, fishing and skiing together. They are grateful to have a loving and gracious extended family at First Presbyterian Church, Montrose.
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Our proprietary T-Scan technology allows our doctors to precisely assess your mouth and jaw for dental imbalances during opening, closing, and chewing, right down to the amount and direction of the force exerted by each individual tooth.
Dental imbalances often cause chronic muscle tension and inflammation, which can in turn limit your head and jaw movement. Our doctors measure and monitor the movement range of your head and jaw to more accurately determine the most effective treatment plan for your symptoms.
Headaches can occur for many different reasons — in order to find the source of your headaches and determine if the TruDenta treatment process will be effective for you, your TruDenta doctor will speak with you in detail about your past headaches and their specific symptoms.
Your TruDenta doctor will locate the latent trigger points in your face and neck that restrict motion and contribute to jaw imbalances — these knots of tense muscle are often missed without a thorough examination.
Jaw or head trauma can cause a variety of hidden changes in the jaw, neck, and face that may later manifest as stiffness, pain, or headaches. By cataloging any possible sources of damage, your TruDenta doctor can more effectively focus your treatment plan.
Therapeutic ultrasound treatment returns circulation to chronically sore and strained muscles by providing gentle heat and increasing blood flow, while the targeted sound waves break up scar tissue and deep adhesions.
Manual trigger point therapy decreases and eliminates pain and tension in latent and active trigger points by breaking up muscle knots and increasing blood flow in order to decrease inflammation.
Our transcutaneous microcurrent stimulation therapy reduces muscle spasms and their accompanying pain through low-level electrical signals. It also decreases lactic acid build-up and encourages healthy nerve stimulation.
Our cold laser therapy decreases pain and inflammation and accelerates healing of muscle and joint tissue 25 to 35 percent faster than usual, while helping to rebuild natural nerve function.