TMJ and Headache Treatment with
The Perry 3D Protocol

Many people suffer from chronic headaches and TMJ/jaw pain. This pain can negatively impact your work, your family, and your overall quality of life. With that in mind, Dr. Perry developed the 3D Perry Protocol.

3D stands for the three phases of treatment: Discovery, Diagnostic, and Definitive Treatment

Recently nominated for Texas Dentist of the Year by his peers, Dr. Christopher Perry has lectured internationally on a myriad of topics that range from digital dentistry, occlusal analysis, and care of the pregnant dental patient.

Discovery Phase

During the discovery phase Dr. Perry and the patient will begin a process of data gathering, utilizing a comprehensive approach to identifying the causative and compounding factors contributing to the patients’ pain. Dr. Perry looks at various aspects to discover the pain epicenter- from muscle and TMJ alignment, sleep habits, to tooth function, diet, and even sinus issues.
Dr. Perry has a trusted network of colleagues in the fields of nutrition, sinus health, neurology, sleep medicine, exercise physiology, and physical therapy to whom he refers his patients to for an evaluation if necessary.
While you undergo initial muscle rehabilitation in our office through modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, massage, and the utilization of various TMJ orthotic devices and/or Botox, we may refer you to his colleagues for treatment in their specialized fields.

Diagnostic Phase

If you have a bite imbalance issue, the bite study is one of the most critical elements of the Diagnostic Phase. This is a comprehensive evaluation of jaw function and can reveal if your teeth are interfering with proper jaw movement. During the Discovery and early Diagnostic Phases, we are relaxing and reprogramming your musculature to eliminate deleterious habits that have developed to compensate for the inefficiencies and imbalances in your bite.

Once these muscles cease to brace each other, Dr. Perry can determine if an underlying bite issue is causing your pain, or it can be ruled out and another condition may be diagnosed (ie: sinus condition, systemic inflammation caused by your diet, sleep apnea, etc.) and treated. Once we have made a true diagnosis of your condition, we can move on to the Definitive Therapy Phase.

Definitive Therapy Phase

The Definitive Therapy Phase includes taking what we learned in the Diagnostic Phase and using it to determine your next treatment steps. If an underlying bite dysfunction is causing your pain, Dr. Perry will develop a comprehensive dental rehabilitation plan to stabilize your bite that will allow you to chew efficiently without pain. Treatments can range from minor tooth modification to total rehabilitation of the dentition. The prescribed treatment will be based on your individual needs, and Dr. Perry is extremely conservative in his treatment and will do everything he can to help his patients feel better. There is no “cookie cutter” approach. Dr. Perry diagnosis and treats each patient as an individual. Each person has their own story and their own history. Finding the cause is the first step to recovery.

Why do I Experience Jaw
Pain or Headaches?
  • Age and wear
  • Head, neck, or body trauma
  • Dental repair and orthodontics
  • Stress, diet, posture, and frequent computer use

Contact Perry Dental Health today!

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms shown above, our trusted dentist at Perry Dental Health can help. Call us today for a painless evaluation and examination using our patented TruDenta® diagnostic technologies. Call (210)377-3779.

State of the Art Pain Relief for
Migraines, Neck & Jaw Pain In San Antonio

State of the Art Pain Relief for
Migraines, Neck & Jaw Pain In San Antonio

TruDenta® systems have been designed to get at the heart of your headaches, migraines, TMJ, jaw pain, or face pain, which is why they are a preferred treatment in our dental office. Through proven, state of the art technologies in the fields of advanced dentistry and sports medicine, you can finally get relieving TMJ headache treatment in San Antonio and migraine relief in a way that will:

  • Reduce your pain levels as well as the duration of pain
  • Provide headache relief without dependence on drug related solutions
  • Give you control of your healing process
  • Possibly even give you your life back — the one you enjoyed before all this pain took you down the path of “trying to cope”

It’s time to have a talk with your dentist and dental hygienist about how we can help you. A simple painless screening test can determine if TruDenta® is right for you. Our digital diagnostic technologies can even show you what might be causing your symptoms.

The majority of the patients we treat suffer from headaches, migraines, face/jaw pain, TMJ/TMD, and other recurring discomforts of the head, neck, mouth, and jaw.
Improper or unbalanced forces within the head, neck, and jaw can be caused by a number of factors that include dental work, poor work posture, accidents, head trauma, and many other conditions.
We can provide important, objective, diagnostic information which may help identify the causes of your symptoms. The examination includes a computerized measurement of the force balance in your mouth on a tooth-by-tooth basis, and a computerized measurement of the disability of your muscle movements. Then your mouth movements will be measured. With these easy, painless tests, we can expect to be able to see where your problems lie. The remainder of your comprehensive examination will help you and your dentist pinpoint other related areas of mouth health, muscle health, tooth-related issues, and other potential problem areas that will be addressed during your treatment. Only TruDenta San Antonio dentists are equipped with this unique combination of diagnostic tools and education, which can often lead to immediate symptom resolution for patients.
After completing an exam and providing a diagnosis, your doctor may prescribe a personalized program of therapy and rehabilitation designed to lead to lasting symptom resolution. The TruDenta treatments are painless and drug- and needle-free. The treatments are primarily performed by a specialist within the dental practice and utilize patented technologies, many of which are derived from advanced sports medicine therapy.
Depending upon your symptoms, patients often realize immediate relief and see objective improvement in their symptoms.
It depends on the diagnosis of the individual patient, but in general, treatment cost can range from a couple of hundred to several thousand dollars. Our practice offers flexible financing options to make TruDenta treatment affordable to everyone. Please visit our Trudenta pain relief costs page for more information, or call our office to schedule a consultation.
It depends on your insurance carrier and policy. Call our office to schedule a consultation and we can explain your insurance coverage and/or financing options.
An examination begins with a questionnaire. It is important to understand what issues and specific symptoms you may be experiencing and what might be causing them. This could include a history of accidents or problems you experienced many years ago. The more your doctor knows about you and your history of dental, head, and neck issues, the more likely we can help relieve recurring symptoms.

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