As a TruDenta certified doctor, Dr. V has established the Advanced Headache Relief Center of Houston.
What Is TruDenta?
TruDenta combines thorough diagnosis with in-office and at-home treatment to target the underlying causes of your jaw pain and headaches. This non-invasive, drug-free treatment addresses your jaw, head, neck, and bite. Through comprehensive care, it is designed to reprogram your brain chemistry and retrain your muscles to alleviate inflammation and pressure on your jaw joints. TruDenta can be an effective treatment for:
- Chronic headaches
- Sleep apnea
The Diagnostic Exam
The initial analysis is one of the hallmarks of the TruDenta System. Dr. Vlachakis will perform a 2-hour computer-assisted exam. First, you will fill out a thorough questionnaire, detailing your symptoms and any other health conditions you may have. Then the dentist will perform a Tekscan®, using advanced software to analyze the force and balance of your bite. She will also test the range of motion in your neck and jaw, using another computer program to compare your measurements to standard movement. Finally, she will perform muscle palpitations to look for inflammation and jaw misalignment.
Following your exam, Dr. Vlachakis can create a personalized treatment plan that will target your particular symptoms. During the initial stages of treatment, she will typically provide a custom-made mouth guard to realign your jaw and prevent teeth grinding. You will also come into the office for a series of treatment sessions. Each appointment will last about one hour and will combine physical therapy, laser treatment, and/or microcurrent stimulation. These treatments target the improper forces in the jaw and help to reduce inflammation and discomfort for long-lasting headache and TMJ relief.
Alleviating your headaches and TMJ can have tremendous benefits for your oral-systemic health. For this reason, medical insurance will typically cover all or part of your TruDenta treatment. Our administrative staff will help you file your claim and get the most benefit from your insurance policy.
Do You Qualify for TruDenta?
TruDenta allows Dr. Vlachakis to comfortably and effectively correct various bite imbalances, including TMJ disorder. To find out if you’re a good candidate for TruDenta treatment, call Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry today at (281) 974-4494. Located in Memorial City Plaza, we proudly serve the residents of Houston, Memorial City, Bunker Hill, West Beltway, City Center, Hedwig Village, and all surrounding communities.