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There’s a better way to treat chronic migraines and headaches

If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know how difficult they are to effectively diagnose and treat. The TruDenta system of diagnosis and treatment was developed to help uncover and resolve the frequently-overlooked causes behind your chronic migraines.

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Uncover the hidden causes of your chronic pain

The TruDenta diagnostic process uses the latest technology to closely examines the nerves, muscles, and ligaments that surround the head, neck, and jaw to find any signs of the inflammation and chronic stress that can lead to constant headaches.

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Get safe and lasting treatment from the doctors who understand your pain

If examination shows that your headaches are actually being caused by musculoskeletal problems, we can help. All TruDenta doctors have years of experience as dental professionals working with the delicate musculature of the jaw, neck, and head—a perfect background to implement TruDenta’s process of progressive rehabilitation and physical therapy for the damaged joints and stressed musculature that cause chronic headaches.

Get to the root of your chronic migraines

Auburn Headache Center

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    At Auburn Headache Center, we primarily focus on pain management for jaw-related headaches, migraines, and TMJ issues. If you are looking for compassionate yet skilled practitioners, our dental care team headed by Dr. Brad Litkenhous is here to help you get the care you need. Our priority is to deliver the highest quality mouth and jaw therapy to our patients in a comfortable and understanding setting. We primarily serve Auburn, AL. and the surrounding area.

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    Dr. Brad Litkenhous

    Although I am not originally from Auburn, I got here as soon as I could. Actually, I was born in Jackson, Mississippi and have lived in the Tri-state area all of my life. I received my bachelor’s degree in Biology from Millsaps College, where I also met the love of my life, Susie. After being married in Yazoo City, MS, we moved to Birmingham where I attended the UAB School of Dentistry and received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

    Shortly after completing my board examinations, we moved to Auburn and I began working at Auburn Dental Associates and purchased the practice in January 2007. In January 2011, we changed the name to Auburn Dental Spa to reflect the addition of day spa amenities and services to the practice.

    I am actively involved with many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the National Headache Foundation. Every year I travel around the country for continuing education seminars so I stay current on the newest dental procedures and research.

    Since arriving in Auburn, my family and I have been active members of Auburn United Methodist Church.  I feel it is extremely important to give back to the community and serve others with the gifts you have been given.  Respectively, I donate my time and support to organizations like the Auburn City Schools/United Way Dental Clinic, Red Cross of Lee County, Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club of Auburn, Christian Women’s Job Corps and Hudson Family Foundation.

    When I am not in the office, I also enjoy fly-fishing, fly-tying, bow hunting, and spending time with my wife of fifteen years and our three little girls.

    Family is important to my wife, Susie, and I.  We think of our staff and patients as an extension of our family, and our office as an extension of our home.  We strive to not only provide the best dental care available, but also to treat you and your family with the utmost care and comfort, in a timely manner.  With that being said, we invite you to become a part of our family practice.

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    The TruDenta Process

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    Bite Force Analysis

    Our proprietary T-Scan technology allows our doctors to precisely assess your mouth and jaw for dental imbalances during opening, closing, and chewing, right down to the amount and direction of the force exerted by each individual tooth.
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    Range of Motion Analysis

    Dental imbalances often cause chronic muscle tension and inflammation, which can in turn limit your head and jaw movement. Our doctors measure and monitor the movement range of your head and jaw to more accurately determine the most effective treatment plan for your symptoms.
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    Headache History Form

    Headaches can occur for many different reasons — in order to find the source of your headaches and determine if the TruDenta treatment process will be effective for you, your TruDenta doctor will speak with you in detail about your past headaches and their specific symptoms.
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    Muscle Exam

    Your TruDenta doctor will locate the latent trigger points in your face and neck that restrict motion and contribute to jaw imbalances — these knots of tense muscle are often missed without a thorough examination.
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    Head Health Questionaire

    Jaw or head trauma can cause a variety of hidden changes in the jaw, neck, and face that may later manifest as stiffness, pain, or headaches. By cataloging any possible sources of damage, your TruDenta doctor can more effectively focus your treatment plan.
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    Ultrasound

    Therapeutic ultrasound treatment returns circulation to chronically sore and strained muscles by providing gentle heat and increasing blood flow, while the targeted sound waves break up scar tissue and deep adhesions.
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    Trigger Point Therapy

    Manual trigger point therapy decreases and eliminates pain and tension in latent and active trigger points by breaking up muscle knots and increasing blood flow in order to decrease inflammation.
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    Electrocurrent

    Our transcutaneous microcurrent stimulation therapy reduces muscle spasms and their accompanying pain through low-level electrical signals. It also decreases lactic acid build-up and encourages healthy nerve stimulation.
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    Low-Level Laser

    Our cold laser therapy decreases pain and inflammation and accelerates healing of muscle and joint tissue 25 to 35 percent faster than usual, while helping to rebuild natural nerve function.
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