Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) is a drug-free pain-management tool and also treats functional diseases of the jaw, like Bruxism (teeth grinding or jaw clenching). TENS works by relaxing the affected muscles. TENS therapy is used when making a nite-guard to get an impression in a relaxed state. As a result the guard fits correctly.
By using mild electrical impulses, TENS stimulates nerves which activate your muscles, relaxing them and allowing your jaw to close in a more relaxed position. TENS is widely considered to be safe and effective. The FDA has approved TENS, which has been in use for decades.
You’ll feel relaxed when TENS is used as part of your dental care. The electrical current used is very low; and even if the current is set too high, you may feel only slightly uncomfortable. Rather than pain, you’ll likely feel as if you’re having a deep tissue massage.. The machine can quickly and easily be turned down for your comfort.
Many insurance carriers cover TENS therapy.
If your child is enrolled in a sports activity, we supply custom made sport guards. Protecting teeth and jaw from impact, our mouth guards act as a cushion, ensuring you have an effective barrier protecting your teeth, your gums, lips, and other soft tissue. If you or your children wear braces or other fixed orthodontic appliances, we’ll make sure that your mouth guard fits properly.
Do you find yourself grinding your teeth at night – so much so that it’s keeping your partner up? We have effective nite-guards that’ll protect your teeth and jaw while you sleep. Our nite-guards are durable, resilient, and comfortable.
Dr. Allan Struk has decades of experience providing teeth whitening, veneers, crowns and more. At Fairview Mall Dental Centre, we offer a comprehensive exam for each new patient. Get a mouth guard or TENS therapy through our St. Catharines dental office. Give us a call today to book an appointment with Dr. Struk.