Jaw pain, headaches, muscle tension and other painful symptoms of a bite disorder can be treated with lasting results using TruDenta.
Dr. Ludlow is one of few Salt Lake City area dentists using advanced TruDenta technology to diagnose and treat TMJ related disorders and symptoms. TruDenta provides the tools for digitally analyzing the force of your bite on a tooth by tooth basis and the tension placed on muscles in the jaw, head and neck region. With over 35 years of experience and many hours dedicated to continuing education, Dr. Ludlow can help patients suffering from the pain and discomfort caused by bite problems with greater accuracy and long lasting results. Dr. Ludlow can help patients suffering from:
- Chronic migraines or headaches
- Ringing of the ears
- Popping, clicking, or locking of the joint
- Pain that radiates throughout the face, jaw, neck, and shoulders
The extensive bite analysis and pressure assessment of TruDenta enables Dr. Ludlow to provide effective pain relief without the need for medications or invasive surgeries. For many, this can be truly life changing.
What To Expect
Dr. Ludlow will use the TruDenta system to thoroughly analyze your bite and the muscles in your neck and jaw area. Using Tscan technology, this tool provides a digital scan of how each tooth makes contact with opposing teeth and how much force is being generated. In this way, Dr. Ludlow can get a clear picture of the overall function of your bite and where an imbalance may be leading to pain, discomfort and damage.
The TruDenta process has five key steps that all play a role in the development of a comprehensive, personalized evaluation and treatment plan:
- Bite Force Analysis
- Range of Motion Analysis
- Headache History Form
- Muscle Exam
- Head Health Questionnaire
Dr. Ludlow can use the three pronged treatment plan that is part of the TruDenta protocol and will recommend the number of visits or types of therapies needed to address your unique symptoms and concerns. The goal of your treatment is to relax muscles in the head, neck and jaw region to reduce pain causing tension and enable a natural, comfortable bite.