TruDenta® : Headache/TMD
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder ( TMD / TMJ) is a medical condition involving the lower jaw, neck, and the surrounding muscle and nerve areas. There is a concentrated nerve center in this area called the trigeminal nucleus. This major pathway of nerves controls pain signals from the teeth, face, head, and neck, and carries them to the brain. TMJ refers to a condition in which an individual experiences chronic pain or stiffness from these nerve inputs as a result of dental force imbalances.
If you are suffering from chronic headaches, migraines, or jaw pain, and have not found lasting relief through traditional medicine, call us at (207) 942-3000 to schedule an evaluation to see if TMJ might be the cause of your pain. You can also complete the downloadable forms by clicking on the above link. See below for videos of patients who have completed therapy in our office along with more information on the program we offer. You can also click on the TruDenta® logo at the top of this page to visit the TruDenta® website for more information on this life changing program.
There are many symptoms associated with TMD / TMJ. Some of the most commonly reported are headache/migraine, myofascial pain, head and neck pain, and tinnitus. We are excited to be able to offer options for our patients to treat these symptoms.
TMJ affects all ages and both genders. However, females are more likely to suffer from TMJ. Individuals who have experienced head and neck pain, chronic headaches and/or migraines without finding lasting relief through traditional medicine can be assessed for TMJ through a combination of objective tests, evaluations, and a comprehensive discussion of their symptoms, medical history, headache history, pharmacological background, and head health. Research used in sports medicine and rehabilitation allows dentists to address the population with TMJ symptoms.
Why go to the dentist for head and neck pain?
Ongoing and chronic migraines, tension-type headaches, and face, jaw, and neck area pain can be inter-connected. The cause could be unbalanced forces in your mouth that affect the muscles of these areas, leading to changes in the chemical and nerve reactions that cause chronic pain. Dentists have clinically proven devices derived from sports medicine that are used to assess, evaluate, treat, and relieve head pain.
What is TruDenta®?
- TruDenta® is a drug-free, needle-free system to provide long-lasting pain relief.
- TruDenta® therapeutic treatments have been effective for patients suffering from the painful symptoms of chronic headaches, migraines, and TMJ/TMD in Bangor.
What should I expect from a TruDenta® exam?
- A complete head health history assessment
- A computerized measurement of the force balance in your mouth on a tooth-by-tooth basis
- A computerized measurement of the disability of your muscle movements
- Mouth movement measurements
- Examination of the muscles of the head and neck
If you’re looking for migraine treatment, or migraine relief, with these easy and painless tests, your dentist can see what’s causing your pain symptoms. The remainder of your comprehensive examination helps you and your dentist pinpoint other related areas of mouth health, muscle health, tooth-related issues, and other potential problem areas that will be treated during your TruDenta® therapy in Bangor, ME.
Only TruDenta® dentists use this unique combination of assessment technology, treatment, and education that can lead to significant symptom relief for patients headache treatment.
What is the purpose of the TruDenta® questionnaire?
- The head health history form allows you to detail all of your pain symptoms and concerns to your dentist.
- It covers your dental history, head and neck pain symptoms, and any possible causes of your head pain.
- The more we know about you and your history of dental, head, and neck issues, the more likely we can help relieve your chronic head and neck pain symptoms.
What is the TruDenta® System treatment?
For headache relief in Bangor, our in-office treatment involves a personalized program of gentle laser light therapy, electrical stimulation, muscle manipulation, and ultrasound therapy. Patients with head and neck pain in Bangor also follow a specific at-home continuing care program, with exercises to be done between treatments and a dental orthotic to be worn for a short period of time to help balance and control the muscles that are related to dental force imbalances. If it is found that dental force imbalances exist, your dentist will make minor adjustments to your bite to bring it into balance.
How much does TruDenta® treatment cost?
The cost of TruDenta® treatment depends on the assessment of your individual needs, but in general, TruDenta® treatment cost can range from $3000 – $5000. TruDenta® practices offer flexible financing options to make TruDenta® treatment affordable. We will also submit your treatment to your medical insurance as some coverage may be available. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Is TruDenta® treatment covered by insurance?
It depends on your insurance carrier and policy. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation. Our team can explain your insurance coverage and/or financing options.
Is TruDenta® right for me?
The TruDenta® approach to headache pain relief corrects the nerve and imbalanced muscle function without invasive procedures. Whereas other common treatments stop at the physician’s office or pharmacy, the TruDenta® System provides patients with an at-home care kit that helps put you in control. Only a TruDenta® dentist can determine if this treatment approach is right for you after a thorough examination and evaluation.