With the development in the field of dentistry, today we have the solution for every kind of dental related problems and we can find its root cause, so as with temporomandibular dysfunctions (TMDS) and TMJ pains.
DTR Therapy (Disclusion Time Reduction) is a destined dental treatment process that helps in diagnosing and correcting a patient’s under bite or overbite problem, that may create the muscular problem or even in worst cases cartilage and bone problems.
DTR Therapy consists of the use of T-Scan™ digital occlusal analysis data, which helps in measuring the effect of digressional movements on the occlusal plane. This helps to speck elements that are overly engaging during digressional movements. If not treated on time, then this can create breakage, TMD symptoms, and hyperactive muscles.
Use of T-Scan™ to perform DTR Therapy allows DTR certified dentists to:
- Obtain overly engaged contacts during digressional movements.
- Assess how mouth muscles are performing during bite cycles.
- Evaluate occlusal contacts that might be creating TMD symptoms.
- Guide adjustment processes.
- Impartially examine the timing of disclusion.
At the time of diagnostic phase, pressure and timing measurement data of the bite is used to identify if any occlusal contacts are overly engaging, as it may contribute to hyperactive muscles and TMDs. The time taken by the rear teeth to detach during digressional movements is identified and corresponded to muscle movement.
When it is clear that which diagnoses have to be given, computer-guided adjustments are formed in terms of reducing the excessive rear periodontal ligaments compressions. This is done by decreasing the disclusion time to 0.5 seconds and less than that. The basic procedure is to return to the baseline movement.
Who Needs DTR Therapy?
Basically, the patients having muscular temporomandibular joint disorders, who hold likely stable and adapted Temporomandibular Joint cartilage, are the patients who require DTR therapy.
Most of the dental work is checked by the traditional ink bite paper, which does not show what’s happening in between the teeth at that time. Poor timing of the strong bite can lead to pain and muscular problems like cut. In this condition, the patient suffers with incurable pain because of the dental work doesn’t matches with the timing of the bite and the alignment. This can be easily verified through T-Scan™ and EMG.