Do you suffer from chronic migraines or headaches? Does your jaw ache? What about your mouth or other parts of your face?
You’re likely suffering from an orofacial disorder.
The good news? You don’t have to pop pills or spend thousands on extensive pain treatment. Ending your pain could be as simple as making a dentist appoint.
Pasadena Pain Management offers TruDenta® pain management therapy. It’s a comprehensive system that helps dentists, like myself, treat many different orofacial disorders including headaches, migraines, tinnitus, vertigo and temporomandibular joint disorders by simply adjusting the way that your teeth bite together.
What Does the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Have to Do With It?
The temporomandibular joint is the delicate ball joint of your jaw. It is what allows your jaw to open and close and move from side to side. The human jaw exerts enormous amounts of force, and any kind of change to the way that it moves can cause imbalances over time that often result in chronic pain not only in the jaw, but also in the network of nerves that run through the neck, face, and head.
What Causes the Jaw to Suddenly Move Differently?
You name it — extensive or poorly done dental work, physical trauma from sports or car accidents, excessive gum chewing, teeth grinding, or even just quirky one-sided chewing habits. Just like any other joint, the TMJ is susceptible to injury over time — imbalances in the way that your teeth bite together or the way that your jaw moves can stress the muscles and nerves that run through the face and jaw.
TruDenta® Rehabs the Mouth and Jaw
Basic treatments for these types of disorders (usually some form of mouthpiece) have been around for years, but TruDenta’s® therapy is a more comprehensive rehabilitative approach that borrows heavily from the most recent advances in sports medicine. Like any other joint or muscle injury these disorders can require careful care over the course of several weeks or months, and TruDenta® practitioners all receive specialized training in treating the entire spectrum.
But What If Your Jaw DOESN’T Hurt?
This is where it gets tricky, and why TMJ problems are so often left un-diagnosed and untreated. Bite imbalances and TMJ problems frequently don’t manifest just as actual jaw or facial pain. The abnormal muscle tension caused by bite imbalances can wreak havoc on the complex network of nerves and ligaments that run through the face and neck, causing neck pain, chronic headaches/migraines, facial soreness, tinnitus or ear pain, and even vertigo.
How Does TruDenta® Work?
TruDenta’s® rehabilitative system is designed around resolving issues related to the TMJ, so a proper diagnosis before treatment is essential — this is why TruDenta’s® rehabilitative system includes a complete battery of diagnostic tests that can precisely measure any imbalances in the way that your teeth bite together. Part of this diagnostic process is technology that measures the pressure when you bite down, and creates a 3D map of your mouth that shows the precise forces exerted right down to each individual tooth. As a TruDenta® dentist, I will be able to tell right away if your bite is misaligned, and whether continuing treatment will be worthwhile.
What are Treatments Like?
Your TruDenta® appointments will be free of any poking, prodding, or scraping. Each treatment is completely non-invasive and drug-free, and a large part of rehabilitation process involves gentle pain-relief technology like ultrasound, micro-current, and cold laser therapies. For more information, feel free to check out some of our patient reviews.
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About Pasadena Pain Management
Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta® treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.