Neuromuscular | What is TENS?
TENS stands for
Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation. Dr.
Vitalie uses this therapy to relax a patient's facial and jaw
muscles in order to find their ideal bite and jaw position.
Low frequency TENS can be used in dentistry three different
It relaxes the muscles
and allows the dentist to determine a muscularly-oriented
It relieves pain caused
by spasm and tension
more about this below).
It closes the jaw
though space to a comfortable position which is most
compatible with relaxed muscles.
Today, modern dentists
like Dr. Vitalie are using low frequency TENS on a regular
basis to treat patients with Neuromuscular and TMJ conditions.
How Does TENS Work?
TENS delivers a slight
electrical impulse through the nerves that control the muscles
of facial expressions and chewing action. This
electrical pulsing increases the blood flow, which relaxes the
How Does TENS Help to
Relieve Jaw and Muscle Pain?
When muscles are
spasming, they begin to contract and shorten. This spasm
constricts blood flow and traps unwanted toxins in the
muscles. When toxins build up, the muscles become
Recent studies show that TENS promotes pain relief by causing
chemical changes in the body and stimulates the production of
endorphins. Endorphins are natural substances produces
by the body that relieve pain. These pain suppressing
chemicals act as a natural anesthetic and last beyond the
actual TENS treatment.
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