TENS Unit in Fort Worth, TX

TENS Unit

Neuromuscular dentistry sounds complicated, and to be honest, it is quite involved. However, our training and tools allow us to provide neuromuscular therapies that can alleviate a long list of nagging, chronic symptoms, including:

How We Assess Neuromuscular Dysfunction

Traditional dentistry addresses concerns with teeth, not muscles. However, scientific developments have revealed that some problems and pain associated with the teeth, face, and surrounding structures may be caused by improper function of muscles and nerves. The jaw position may not be affected by teeth’s position, but the reverse is not true. Teeth can be affected by improper jaw position.

Fort Worth dentists Dr. Kelly Blair and Dr. Mitch Conditt, take an approach consistent with his neuromuscular dentistry expertise. Their initial step in assessing a patient for neuromuscular problems involves use of a low-frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation Unit, or TENS unit. By delivering small electrical impulses to the muscles responsible for jaw movement, the TENS unit relaxes jaw muscles. This results in increased blood flow to flush toxins from the area. After just less than an hour, the relaxed jaw muscles find ideal positioning.

Therapy Options

If the information we gather shows that a patient has improper jaw alignment, we will begin conservative therapy by creating a custom orthotic appliance to hold the patient’s jaw in proper alignment. The patient will wear the orthotic for three months to stabilize the bite. We can then determine whether the orthotic alleviated symptoms and if further therapy is necessary. A patient may need no more therapy, or he may wear the orthotic as maintenance for the rest of his life. Orthodontics, restoration of tooth arches, or bite adjustment may also be advised.

Our Fort Worth dental office serves patients from Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding communities including Burleson, Southlake, Trophy Club, Keller, Eagle Mountain, North Richland Hills, Westlake, Arlington and Parker County including Annetta, Weatherford and Aledo, TX. We offer full-service preventive, restorative, neuromuscular, sedation, and cosmetic dentistry, as well as dental implants, so you’ll enjoy the convenience of complete dental treatment from a team you trust. Call 682-200-1539 today to reserve your appointment with Fort Worth dentist Drs. Kelly Blair and Mitch Conditt.