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DTR Dentistry — The Cure for TMJ Pain

The Cure for TMJ Pain – Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR)

For the millions of people looking for a cure for TMJ pain, a revolutionary therapy promises relief in as little as a week. The therapy is called Disclusion Time Reduction, or DTR; a computer-guided TMJ pain treatment that is proven to be much faster and more permanent than other traditional TMJ pain treatments, such as mouthguards and appliances.

Only a handful of dental practices in the United States offer this treatment. Among them is THE SCIENCE OF SMILES.

How Disclusion Time Reduction for TMJ Works

Using a T-Scan system, I can see the precise tooth contact minute Time and Force Occlusal Problems – which “fire” a patient’s nervous system and jaw muscles through the very tooth sockets the back teeth sit in. As back teeth touch each other while a patient chews, eats, or grinds their teeth, opposing teeth push each other in and out of their sockets. These socket compressions go on unknown to the patient and happen thousands of times throughout the day, all the while, excessively firing the jaw muscles of a TMJ/TMD patient into a state of severe TMJ pain.

TMJ Pain Mouthguards and Appliances May Be Temporary Solutions

Until the revolutionary computerized T-Scan system was developed, mouthguards and appliances were primarily used by dentists to treat TMJ pain. A mouthguard sits between teeth to stop them from touching. This often helped TMJ pain, as long as the patients had their mouthguard in place. Once they removed the Mouthguard, the TMJ pain and symptoms would occur again. They were a temporary solution.

By using the T-Scan, the data I collect can nearly permanently correct the time and force of occlusal problems. In most patients, much of the TMJ pain and Symptoms go away within the first week after treatment has begun – without a mouthguard!

THE SCIENCE OF SMILES is proud to offer this effective TMJ pain treatment for our Southern California patients. If you’re in pain from TMJ inflammation, please take a moment to learn more about DTR by watching this video of Dr. Robert Kerstein, the founder of the Disclusion Time Reduction TMJ pain treatment program. Then, contact THE SCIENCE OF SMILES for an immediate consultation.