Advanced Dental Arts NW Blog
June 4, 2020
If your car is malfunctioning in some way, but you are not entirely sure what the underlying problem could be – how would you approach correcting the issue? One option might be to listen and make adjustments to the best of your ability based on internet research. Conversely, you could seek out help from an expert. The first thing they would do? Perform a fully objective, computerized evaluation of all systems, allowing them to not only properly diagnose the issue, but efficiently and effectively resolve it.
While the first option could result in a lucky outcome, and the results could hold you over temporarily, it goes without saying that this solution is likely just a patchwork fix and the result will not be lasting. You will end up frustrated and ultimately waste time, energy, resources, and money.
What happens if you apply the same principles to a persistent case of TMJ disorder/TMD? Just as with your car, it matters to be able to measure data objectively. Moreover, taking an analytical approach can lead to a clear confirmation that the components of a system are working as they should. Whether you are dealing with automobile gears or facial muscles, that kind of objectivity is a big deal.
Many patients do not realize that Disclusion Time Reduction Therapy (DTR) is a new computerized dentistry that can provide this information. Finally, it is possible to discover clinical answers that lead to true, long-term relief from chronic jaw discomfort.
Keep reading to learn more about DTR and how it addresses TMD at its roots in a way more intuition-based dental treatment simply has not, does not, and cannot.(more…)