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Prevalence of pain in the orofacial regions in patients visiting general dentists in the Northwest Practice-based Research Collaborative in Evidence-based dentistry research network.
Pain in the muscles and temporomandibular joints was reported as frequently as that in the teeth and surrounding tissues in patients visiting general dentists. Although the dental curriculum is concentrated on the diagnosis and management of pain and related conditions from teeth and surrounding tissues, it is imperative to include the training for other types of orofacial pain, particularly those from temporomandibular joint and musculoligamentous tissues. Read More
Sheila Birth, DDS, had been practicing orthodontics for more than 25 years when she began longing to do more for her patients. Her four orthodontic practices (located in North Fort Worth, Southwest Fort Worth, Arlington, and Burleson, Texas) were thriving by serving a 75% pediatric and 25% adult patient mix, and her staff was well-trained and extremely efficient. Yet, she became increasingly interested in providing care to patients suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/D) and associated headaches. However, she felt unsure and uncomfortable with proceeding, particularly considering the level of difficulty such cases can present. Read More
Among the most prevalent reasons that patients visit the dental office are treatment for toothaches, broken or chipped teeth, and bleeding gums. Patients also frequently visit dentists seeking relief from headaches, many of which could be the result of dentomandibular sensorimotor dysfunction, a disorder of the head and neck, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), jaw function, and dental forces. This dysfunction is the underlying cause of both symptomatic and asymptomatic conditions, which may include tooth wear, bruxism, repeatedly fracturing restorations, TMJ disorders, chronic headaches and migraines, and numerous other problems. Read More
Orthodontists are, by profession, specialists. We have chosen to narrow our scope of care to those patients requiring additional treatment to perfect their smiles. However, as I quickly learned, practicing a specialty does not limit our ability to provide life-changing care. Rather, broadening the application of relevant treatment technologies can prove beneficial to patients and practitioners as well. Read More
Dentomandibular sensorimotor dysfunction (DMSD) is associated with such conditions as chronic headaches, migraines, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and numerous other symptoms. When no definitive pathology exists, more emphasis has been devoted to the masticatory muscles, soft tissues in the head and neck area, and altered central nervous system pain processing in the trigeminal area.
Dentists are trained and become experts in assessing and treating the anatomical areas affected by these conditions and can provide patients with dental headache care, pain resolution, and treatment of force-related problems. Read More
A 51-year-old woman presented with the chief complaint of an uneven bite and pain in the right mandible and the side of her head, as well as pain and pulsation distal to her right ear. After following the TruDenta diagnostic protocol, it was determined that the patient's dentomandibular sensorimotor dysfunction was caused by dental malocclusion related to loss of posterior teeth on her right side.
It also was determined that she would benefit from TruDenta treatment in combination with a partial reconstruction of her lower left and right sides, using conventional and implant-supported crowns. The loss of posterior support resulted in an internal derangement of the right TMJ, compensated for years by excessive muscle contraction. Read More
Dentomandibular sensorimotor dysfunction (DMSMD) is a frequently painful disorder of the head and neck, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), jaw function, and dental forces.
It stems from misalignments in the physiology of the skull and mandible that result in problems with bite force, muscle movement, and/or balance of joints, leading patients to experience extreme amounts of force or improper/unbalanced dental forces. Read More
Within the past 10 years, increasing public awareness of the benefits of oral health and what today's dentistry can achieve has raised the profile of the profession from one of "drilling and filling" to one of "care and comprehensiveness." A more well-read and astute dental patient population recognizes that maintaining their oral health equates to better overall health.
Concurrently, these individuals seek the advantageous and most often elective (i.e., pay out of pocket) dental treatments that enhance their lifestyle and self-esteem, such as whitening and veneers. Read More
We’ve experienced professional growth, and I’ve expanded my practice in previously unimaginable ways, all by assessing and treating dental force related conditions and their symptoms, including headache/migraine pain. We’ve gained personal satisfaction by making a difference in people's lives, and my practice has witnessed increased financial growth.
I truly believe dental headache care, and a headache clinic within a practice, is a model for success that my dental colleagues may want to consider. Read More
If you asked physicians to name one of the most common afflictions from which Americans suffer, chances are they will say “headaches.” Chronic headaches are an overwhelming problem in the United States, with an average of 40 percent of Americans reporting chronic headache pain on a daily basis. While many people (in the general public and among the healthcare community) have traditionally assigned headaches and their respective care to the purview of physicians and specialists, it is becoming increasingly clear that dentists have a greater part to play in providing comprehensive pain relief. Read More
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) estimates that more than 10 million American suffer from TMJ disorders, but a recent report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests more staggering numbers: between 15 and 45 million patients have some form of TMJ issues. Additionally, according to the National Headache Foundation, more than 45 million American suffer from chronic recurring headaches and, of these, 28 million suffer from migraines. Alarmingly, 20% of children and adolescents suffer from headaches as well. It is estimated that up to 80% or more of headaches are caused by dental force related problems. Read More
During the past few months, a variety of dental publications—including The Profitable Dentist—have published articles about an assessment and treatment system called TruDenta (www.DRSdoctor.com).
Introduced in 2011, this system includes objective digital assessment technologies, such as cervical range of motion devices (TruDenta ROM) and force analysis devices (TruDenta Scan), as well as therapeutic modalities such as low level laser, ultrasound, and micro-current stimulation. Read More
Looking to offer an exciting new way to do your job even more effectively and profitably while also providing your patients with care-focused pain relief? There are more than 80 million Americans suffering from symptoms that dentists and their teams can now treat.
An innovative assessment and treatment system (TruDenta, Dental Resource Systems, Fort Lauderdale, FL www.DRSdoctor.com) is available that enables dental practices to offer patients an objective evaluation of muscle and force dysfunction, as well as pain management through physical rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal physiology. Read More
Dentist Offers New, 95% Effective Migraine Treatment
AUSTIN -- Approximately 36 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine headaches. Twenty-seven million are women. What causes migraines and the health problems associated with them has largely remained a mystery for the medical community, so until now there's been little to do but close the door and the blinds to keep out debilitating light and noise. Now a relatively new treatment offers an incredible amount of hope, and more importantly, relief.
Dental Therapy for Migraines by Dr. Tad Morgan
East Texas News Melani Torry introduces you to a solution that does not require an MRI or any medication.
A Medical Breakthrough Promises to Provide Headache Relief by Kirk Hawkins
"It's just the unique blend that we've put together that really makes it a medical breakthrough," said Dr. Robert Harrell of the Charlotte Headache Center. "When you can take a person that feels such dramatic pain and loss of hope and put them in a condition where they've got their life back, it's pretty amazing," he said.
Dr. Morgan, TruDenta Practitioner in Tyler, TX
Dr. Morgan's father suffered with chronic headaches for decades and took 42 Excedrin each week. After TruDenta, no more medicine, no more pain.
Laser Therapy Helps Relieve Severe Headaches
(KUTV) You may know the feeling, that pounding in your head and pressure that won't go away. Headaches plague many of us and when they cross the line into migraines it becomes hard to function. Now there's new hope for headache sufferers that comes from an unlikely source: your dentist's office.
Treating Head, Neck & Jaw Pain by Dr. Birth & Dr. Fletcher
Randy Alvarez, host of The Wellness Hour, interviews Fort Worth, Texas-based board-certified orthodontists Sheila Birth, DDS and Cristi Fletcher, DDS about treating people who are suffering with head, neck, and jaw pain with TruDenta Therapy.
No More Migraine Headaches—An Interview with Greg Pyle, DDS
Dr. Greg Pyle explains how to treat migraine headaches with TruDenta®. Each week, the Wellness Hour reaches 70 million homes across the United States and all of Canada. Alvarez, founder and CEO, is the number one producer of medical and dental documentaries in the world. More than 1,200 episodes have been produced and have featured some of the nation’s leading medical specialists.
No More Migraine Headaches—Dr. Christian Yaste
Dr. Yaste discusses his TruDenta successes on The Wellness Hour with Randy Alvarez.
Jackie with Harris Dental Explains TMD Treatment
Sixty million Americans suffer from TMJ/TMD. To help explain TMJ/TMD is Jackie Ballard with Harris Dental. TMD is temporomandibular disorder, a group of conditions that are often very painful. The tools we use to treat TMD include microcurrent, ultrasound, and cold laser.
TruDenta is a FDA-cleared therapy system provided by dental professionals in the U.S. and Canada. Each treatment plan is tailored to address the individual patient's symptoms, and includes the use of several tested technologies, including ultrasound, photobiomodulation, microcurrent, and muscle manipulation.