Effective Treatment Plans
Dr. Shanahan has invested numerous hours learning and researching TMJ disorders and effective treatment to help his patients improve their lives. For the last two decades, he has been evolving his treatment options based on advances in technology, research, and his understanding of these disorders.
The first step of treatment at our practice typically entails the use of a custom orthotic which can gently realign your jaws, allowing the joints and surrounding tissues to begin healing. This device can also provide important diagnostic information that helps us personalize further solutions for your unique case. While Dr. Shanahan can customize TMJ care for each patient’s needs, the most popular and highly recommended option at our practice is TruDenta®.
The TruDenta system incorporates ultrasound, low-level cold laser, microcurrent, and trigger-point manipulation for gentle, direct treatment. This combination allows Dr. Shanahan to create a long-term treatment that can improve your health instead of managing the side effects alone. To continue your improvement, we may include physical therapy and rehabilitation techniques as well. Our unique approach to treatment has allowed us to improve the comfort and lives of many patients within six to twelve weeks with lasting results.
Improving Your Experience
The use of advanced technology has allowed us to redefine traditional TMJ care. TruDenta therapy only requires patients to undergo one-hour sessions for about six to eight weeks. Not only are these tools and techniques gentler in nature, their non-invasive approach can contribute to the overall calm and relaxed experience we strive to create. Overall, patients can expect comfortable, spa-like treatment.