Your Intro To: Disclusion Time Reduction Therapy

Yes, it’s a bit of a mouthful (so to speak)l, which is why we refer to disclusion time reduction therapy as DTR therapy. So, what to make of this? Not sure you’ve ever heard this treatment name before, so you’re not really certain about whether it applies to you? In a nutshell, the therapy is part of a solution that helps address TMJ disorder (TMD), or poorly functioning jaw joints. For a clearer understanding of whether this may benefit you and how it works, allow us to further elaborate!

What Is This Therapy All About?

DTR therapy begins with a simple measurement. We will take a gentle yet thorough scan of your smile, which will show us what’s going on with your disclusion time (or the time that your teeth need to completely separate from one another when you open your mouth). We will also see the precise moment that teeth come into contact with one another as you bite, as well as how much pressure is placed on those teeth throughout this process.

As a result, we can help you make changes regarding timing and pressure, both of which may contribute to excessive muscle movement (which can then contribute to TMD, migraines, and more).

What Happens After The Scan?

We will go to work balancing your smile. When working with DTR therapy, this means we’re balancing your bite in an effort to optimize its use in motion, ensuring teeth make contact with one another with even pressure as you open and close your mouth. This will prevent overstimulation of muscles, excess pressure, and the symptoms and disorders that often follow like TMD and even bruxism.

See Us For TMJ Relief Today

If you’re dealing with jaw discomfort, severe headaches, or other serious symptoms, we encourage you to see us for DTR Therapy today, so we can guide you toward restored oral health and a comfortable smile. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.