February 15, 2017
If you struggle with frequent headaches, including migraines, then you know how much it can affect your quality of life. Trying to concentrate on work, on time with your family, or on relaxation can be impossible with a pounding headache.
Believe it or not, our dentist office in Gillette, WY, may be able to help. We offer TruDenta®, a comprehensive treatment program designed to address the cause of headaches.
For many people, headaches are the result of another problem. If your bite is misaligned in some way or you grind your teeth together, it can lead to recurring headaches.
To find out if we can help, schedule a consultation at Synergy Dental Center. Ask about TruDentua when you call 307-622-1311 or contact us online.
How Headaches Can Affect Your Daily Life
Everyone gets headaches from time to time, but not everyone gets headaches.
If you get them, you understand the difference. The first kind of headaches can be handled with over-the-counter pain relievers. The latter kind of headaches can prevent you from doing the things you want or need to do.
A couple ibuprofen aren’t going to help with these pains. The headaches were are talking about can make the slightest noise or even normal light levels seem unbearable.
That can make it nearly impossible to work, to play with your children, or to watch television with your spouse. As a result, you may feel the need to use sick time or to isolate yourself from your friends and family until the pain passes.
Dr. Porter does not want you to live with the pain, and neither does anyone else on our staff. It’s also why we recommend the TruDenta system for many patients who are dealing with these kinds of issues.
To learn more, you can keep reading or call 307-622-1311 to make an appointment at our dentist office in Gillette, WY.
Finding The Cause Of Your Headaches
It’s important to reiterate that we are not talking about the common headaches that everyone gets occasionally. These are frequent, recurring headaches that interfere with your quality of life.
These kinds of headaches often originate in your jaw. When your bite is misaligned, it can put added pressure on your jaw. Teeth grinding or clenching can have a similar effect.
The result is pain that can affect your jaw itself, but also can lead to the headaches you are experiencing. By correcting your bite or teeth grinding problem, many times you can reduce or eliminate the headaches you experience.
That’s what TruDenta was designed to do.
To start, we will conduct a thorough analysis of your situation.
Dr. Porter will analyze your bite for any imbalances. He will examine the range of motion of your jaw. He will perform a muscle exam for the muscles in your face, head, and neck.
And we will explore your headache history and have you fill out a head health questionnaire.
When taken together, this information will help us determine if TruDenta can work for you and how it should be applied to help you.
The TruDenta Headache Treatment Program
Earlier, we described TruDenta as a comprehensive approach to headache treatment. This program takes 12 weeks and includes multiple facets with the aim of providing long-term treatment for your headaches.
Many times the treatment includes creating a splint, which is a special mouthpiece that you can wear to prevent clenching and grinding of your teeth.
Depending on your needs, you also may receive treatments that include a low-level cold laser, microcurrents, trigger point manipulation, and ultrasound.
The aim of TruDenta is to gradually and progressively make changes that affect your bite. We do this with a combination of in-office care and at-home treatment.
Our goal is to end the recurring pain by stopping the cause of your headaches at the source.
Dr. Porter can tell you that he has seen that this systematic approach has made a profound difference in the lives of many of our patients. By visiting Synergy Dental Center, we may be able to help you or someone you love, too.
Take Care Of Yourself
Your headaches and migraines should not control your life. With TruDenta and our help, you could take charge again.
How many more family gatherings and social functions do you want to miss? How much time do you want to lose with your kids or your spouse because of another headache?