The TruDenta Process
  • Assessment Process
  • Treatment Process
  • Bite Force Analysis
  • Range of Motion Analysis
  • Headache History Form
  • Muscle Exam
  • Head Health Questionaire
Bite Force Analysis

Bite Force Analysis

Your jaw is one of the most complex and delicate joints in the human body, and our T-Scan technology can objectively determine if there are any imbalances in the way that it moves.

A measurement device gathers detailed information about the various forces at work throughout your mouth, and our analysis software allows your TruDenta specialist to create an accurate 3D digital model of the way that these forces are distributed.

Studies have shown that it is the most accurate device of its kind, and it is this accuracy that helps our specialists effectively locate and treat dental imbalances.


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Range of Motion Analysis

Range of Motion Analysis

If your head and neck are not moving comfortably, it could be connected to subtle problems with your jaw.

Your TruDenta specialist will perform a Range of Motion Analysis to compare the movement of your head and neck to the healthy human average, and highlight any irregularities that might be related to issues with the jaw.

This exam provides detailed digital measurements exactly where your range of motion is decreased, allowing for increased accuracy and focus during treatment.


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Headache History Form

Headache History Form

Tell us your story.

Many headache and migraine sufferers have been struggling with their symptoms for years, and we want to know the details — your past history of symptoms helps your TruDenta specialist make a better diagnosis and apply a more focused treatment plan.

Muscle Exam

Muscle Exam

If you’re experiencing soreness in specific areas of your face or neck, you have already experienced the existence of what are called “trigger points.”

Trigger points manifest as knots or bands in the muscle, and can often cause pain to manifest in other locations.

Active trigger points are actively referring pain and cause noticeable discomfort, while latent trigger points cause stiffness and restricted motion. Through a thorough myofascial muscle palpitation exam, your TruDenta specialist can locate the latent trigger points to be focused on during physical therapy.

Head Health Questionnaire

Head Health Questionaire

Trauma to the head, neck, face or jaw is more common than you might think — it can be caused by anything from orthodontic work to mild sports injuries.

Knowing your history helps your TruDenta specialist identify and rule out likely causes of your headaches by looking for certain events that are statistically more likely to cause dental imbalances.

  • Ultrasound
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Electrocurrent
  • Low-Level Laser
Ultrasound

Ultrasound

The goal of therapeutic ultrasound treatment is to return circulation to sore, strained muscles through increased blood flow and heat, and to use sounds waves to break up scar tissue and deep adhesions.

Therapeutic exposure to ultrasound reduces trigger point sensitivity and has been indicated as a useful clinical tool for managing myofascial pain and has been shown to evoke pain-inhibiting effects on trigger points.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17613561
Srbely JZ, Dickey JP. Randomized controlled study of the antinociceptive effect of ultrasound on trigger point sensitivity: novel applications in myofacial therapy? Clin Rehabil. 2007 May; 21(5): 411-7.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

The existence of active and latent trigger points can be painful and restrictive, as well as interfering with the normal functioning of the jaw and neck.

The TruDenta progressive physical therapy process treats these symptoms through gentle stimulation of the musculature, reducing muscle tension and clearing the way for further rehabilitation.

Electrocurrent

Electrocurrent

Microcurrent therapy applies a painless low-level electrical current to areas of pain or sensitivity, which reduces the spasms of inflamed muscles, stimulates the nerves, and reduces lactic acid build up.

It is particularly effective in restoring normal range of motion to patients whose dental imbalances include restricted jaw movement.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15380165
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Laser

Low-Level Laser

To promote healing of the chronic inflammation and pain caused by long-term dental imbalances, part of the TruDenta therapy system uses low-level cold laser therapy.

The painless treatment is shown to decrease pain, accelerate healing of muscle and joint tissue, as well as improve range of motion.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16942435
Fikácková H, Dostálová T, Vosická R, Peterová V, Navrátil L, Lesák J. Arthralgia of the temporomandibular joint and low-level laser therapy. Photomed Laser Surg. 2006 Aug;24(4):522-7.