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.
Disclusion Time Reduction Reviews
"Best team ever.Gorgeous offices.you will really feel cared for her.nicest staff.great energy.highly skilled practitioners.cutting edge technology always used here.Favorite Tmj device for my lowers.Outstanding Service all around"- L.H. / Demandforce / Nov 12, 2015
"I've been receiving my dental care at Smiles for 10+ years. Treatment has included several crowns, periodontal surgery, Invisalign, creation of a night guard to protect my teeth from constant grinding and finally — in fact, just today — Veneers. Dr Roth is phenomenal. He lets you know what’s going to happen before it happens and he’s a gentle perfectionist. I’ve also had numerous outstanding and truly pain free cleanings with Janice. She is super nice and she really has honed her craft. The entire staff is exceptional and very good at what they do. This is the place you want to go to for expert care and super friendly providers. Impossible as it may seem, you may actually love going to the dentist! My teeth look amazing and I can thank this dental practice for that fact."- M.G. / Google / Mar 19, 2019
"I've been receiving my dental care at Smiles for 10+ years. Treatment has included several crowns, periodontal surgery, ... Read More"- M.T. / Demandforce / Mar 01, 2016
"Dr. Roth and his team are professional, courteous, and thorough. It was a pleasure to interact with the entire staff! Dr. Roth was extremely thorough in his detailed explanation and laid out more than one option for us to consider. State of the art technology made understanding and visualizing the issues very clear. Highly recommend for any dental, cosmetic, or TMJ issues."- D.L. / Google / Aug 16, 2023
"Addition to my previous review 2 years ago: My Personal Investment of Veneers. Dr. Steven Roth and the entire team at Smiles NY are the ultimate experience for dental care! I have been a patient of Dr. Roth’s for 25+ years and trust him with any professional advice. That said, he gently and clearly explained to me why I should consider veneers for my teeth. I have dealt with TMJ for years and of course as we age our bite and teeth shift . After completing one implant for a cracked tooth and discovered I had other teeth with hairline fractures , I decided to make the personal investment of saving them from more damage and add a total of 15 veneers to my top and bottom teeth. It is the BEST decision I made as I had 100% trust that I was in expert hands and my new veneers are absolutely gorgeous !! He and Darlene, his Dental Assistant explained to me every step of the process with the highest level of expertise, professionalism , kindness and empathy. They are never rushed and they use the latest technology. I love that they both have a fabulous sense of humor which is so important having that level of dental work! I have no doubt that the day I move from NYC, I will always come back to Dr. Roth and Smiles NY for all my dental care. I have to add that the entire team at Smiles NY are the most incredible support system . I am very grateful to say, that I feel completely at ease and relaxed every time I walk into their office and that alone in a medical practice in NYC is a luxury! Thank you so much to you all for your A++ care and kindness ALWAYS! ❤️ REVIEW WRITTEN IN 2021 Dr. Steven Roth has been my dentist for over 20 years. I can not give enough wonderful, amazing compliments to him as well as his outstanding team in the office. I always call him the "Picasso" of teeth as he is a perfectionist with making sure you have 100% excellent care, including follow-up phone calls, consultations and office visits. His office team and Dr. Timothy Chase consistently share his same work ethic. Each visit is so professional with everyone making you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible, soothing music, immaculately clean office and most important for me is that everyone has a smile and a fabulous sense of humor! Even completing my visit with Lorita at the end of my appointment is always so organized. She is always so professional, friendly and consistently sweet and understanding when discussing the finances. I need to add that I can not imagine any other hygienist cleaning my teeth other than Janice who is the best!! No one likes having to visit the dentist, however, our teeth are so important to our overall health and for me, come rain or literally, in a crazy snow storm .... Smiles NY is the BEST in NYC!!!! PS. The F and Q train has an exit 1/2 a block from their office! :)"- S.B. / Google / Aug 28, 2023
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.