Getting to the bottom of headaches with T-Scan™ to effectively treat your pain with advanced DTR therapy

If you suffer from constant headaches, living life to the fullest can be challenging! These and other symptoms of jaw-related dysfunction are sources of considerable stress and anxiety and can even affect the people around you.  

DTR Bite Adjustment in Lakewood CO Area

South Lakewood Dental supports the overall health and well-being of individuals across our corner in the middle of eastern Colorado with therapies like DTR Bite Adjustment. This computer-guided therapy uses digital technology, the T-Scan™ by Tekscan, to collect measurements that provide insights into the relationship between the teeth and jaws and the overall function of these tissues.  

The problem: Malocclusion, headaches, and pain  

“Malocclusion” refers to problems with how the opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws touch each other when you close your mouth, also known as your “bite.” Malocclusion can stress the joints and interconnected soft and hard tissues. These imbalances may be responsible for chronic headaches, migraines, earaches, and pain in the face, neck, back, shoulder, and jaw.  

Additionally, occlusal disharmony is associated with functional problems, for instance, jaw stiffness or “locking” when opening and closing your mouth and difficult and painful chewing.  

The solution: T-Scan™ and Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) 

Dr. Scott Stewart and the team at South Lakewood Dental can restore your comfort and quality of life by getting to the root of your pain and other often debilitating symptoms.  

T-Scan™ differs from earlier-generation technologies, which only show positioning (“where” the opposing teeth touch). T-Scan™ takes such technologies one big leap further, as it assesses bite force as well as timing. So, we can see how much pressure a tooth places on the opposing tooth. The T-Scan™ system renders and allows us to view a “map” or model of your teeth on a monitor. This model clearly isolates and illustrates the location and extent of imbalances, which can damage the teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues.  

Depending on what Dr. Stewart finds, he may recommend specific treatments and adjustments to protect natural teeth and dental work from further damage caused by high forces. DTR depends on T-Scan™ and EMG (electromyography) as a potential therapy. This combination of capabilities measures the health of both the muscles and the nerve cells responsible for controlling them (motor neurons).  

“Disclusion” itself refers to a lack of contact when the jaw is open; notably, separation associated with the back teeth as the jaw slides forward due to how the front teeth are aligned. The idea is to slightly and precisely adjust bite forces and improve occlusion. In doing so, the muscles relax, and symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) are alleviated. We can pinpoint the time it takes for the back teeth to “disengage” during jaw movements. By fully understanding the source of your pain and other troubles, we can resolve it!  

Call our office for more information
New Patients, Call (855) 233-0023

Existing Patients, Call (303) 988-4338

The many benefits  

Our patients at South Lakewood Dental appreciate that the T-Scan™-powered DTR therapy is:  

  • Non-invasive Fast 
  • Comprehensive 
  • A drug-free alternative 
  • Provides lasting symptom relief
  • Provides real treatment by resolving imbalances (the true source of aches and pains)
  • Safe 
  • Technology-advanced for precise treatment, accurate analyses, and patient communication
  • Painless 
  • Supports a lifetime of comfort and healthy function 
  • And much more! 

As experts in oral and maxillofacial anatomy and function, you can trust Dr. Stewart and our talented team. Such expertise is combined with state-of-the-art diagnostics and computer-guided therapies.  

Call (855) 233-0023 to schedule your appointment at the “home” of South Lakewood Dental in Lakewood, CO.


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Dr. Scott Stewart - South Lakewood Dental

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Dr. Scott Stewart is a practitioner of dentistry for over 25 years and has acquired much expertise over the years. Along with his talent, Dr. Stewart appreciates the multitude of contributions made to the field of dentistry via novel and progressive technology.

Whilst being passionate about his service to the community, Dr. Stewart is a revolutionary in his approach to tackling dental health care issues. He is a firm believer in the harmonious balance of the body as opposed to treating symptoms. He emphasizes on the holistic practice of wellbeing and addressing underlying issues to make the “whole person” healthier.