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.
Dr. Jordan J. Balvich is the glue that brings this magnificent dental team together for you and has been practicing general dentistry in Rensselaer for over 24 years.
As a dentist - and a medical practitioner in general - Dr. Balvich receives plenty of questions. More often than not, he gets a lot of questions regarding the initials after his name, so allow us to explain. DMD stands for "Doctor of Dental Medicine" - he trained for this degree alongside medical students. FAGD stands for "Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry" - only 1% of dentists obtain this standing.
Dr. J grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He went on to graduate from Saint Joseph's College of Rensselaer before receiving his dental training from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL. In 1992, he returned to Rensselaer as a practicing dentist and has remained a staple of the community for over two decades. He has been married Beth Neal of Monticello for 27 years and they have four children: Joshua, a student at Anderson College; Parker, a student at Saint Joseph's College; Graham, a student at Rensselaer Central High School; and Ella, a 6th Grader at Rensselaer Central Middle School.
Dr. J served as President of the American Orthodontic Society and he serves as co-editor of the Journal of the American Orthodontic Society. He has also acted as a liaison for the Academy of General Dentistry in Washington, DC with Indiana Congressmen for patient rights and is an assistant instructor for the American Orthodontic Society, where he teaches other general and pediatric dentists in orthodontics. He is a past board member and president of the local CDC and he has been an avid supporter of local youth activities and sports since his children were very small.
Somehow, Dr. J finds time for everyone, including his children. In his free time, he enjoys attending his children's many sporting events, working on his basement and landscaping.
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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.