Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) in New York, NY

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What is Disclusion Time Reduction?

When men and women feel pain or discomfort in their temporomandibular joint (TMJ), there are a number of treatment options that can be helpful. However, disclusion time reduction (DTR) is a groundbreaking method that has proven to be incredibly effective when it comes to identifying issues, assessing muscle movement, and monitoring adjustments. With DTR, there is absolutely no need for night guards, NTIs, BOTOX® injections, or any other form of treatment. To learn more about this exciting form of TMD treatment, schedule a consultation with a member of the talented team of professionals at SmilesNY Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in New York, NY.

Am I a Candidate for Disclusion Time Reduction?

If you think you may be experiencing problems with your TMJ, Dr. Timothy Chase or Dr. Steven Roth can diagnose and care for you while determining if DTR is the right procedure for you. The most typical symptoms patients notice are pain or tenderness in the jaw joint, spasms in your facial muscles, feeling as if your jaw is stiff or stuck, and frequent headaches that begin in front of your ears. Another sign is hearing cracking, clicking, or popping when you use your jaw.

How Does Disclusion Time Reduction Work?

By utilizing computerized occlusal analysis technology and electromyography (EMGs), DTR is able to accurately identify and treat any problems within the TMJ by analyzing occlusal forces and how they relate to muscle activity. This allows us to find contacts that are engaging more than they should be during excursive movements, which can lead to symptoms in line with TMD. We can see exactly how long it takes for the posterior teeth to disengage during these movements and use this newfound information to make the proper adjustments.

What Results Can I Expect from Disclusion Time Reduction?

Most patients will need only one to three sessions of DTR before their symptoms have been completely alleviated. These results tend to last for several years. In addition, DTR does not require the use of splints or the commitment to a soft-food diet or physical therapy. These makes it highly preferable to other forms of therapy that can be rather intrusive on the patient's everyday life.

A Revolutionary Treatment for TMD

Don't let problems with your TMJ keep you from feeling your absolute best. Thanks to disclusion time reduction, our team at SmilesNY Cosmetic Implant Dentistry is able to quickly and effectively eliminate the symptoms of TMD. Visit our office in New York, NY today to discover whether or not DTR might be the correct form of treatment for you.

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