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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

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At Columbus 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. Ron Carmen 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 Columbus, OH and the surrounding area.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. Ron Carmen

Dr. Ron Carmen, a native of Columbus, has been serving the city and the surrounding communities since 1978. He received his Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University in 1969. Dr. Carmen earned his Doctorate of Dental Science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1973.

For two years, he served as a staff dentist in a federally sponsored experimental prototype medical and dental clinic in Boston. During that time, Dr. Carmen was also a staff member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He was awarded an HEW Fellowship and began a one-year study of biostatistics and public health at the University of Minnesota. After returning to Case Western and completing a two-year residency, Dr. Carmen was awarded a master’s degree from the graduate school, and postdoctoral specialty certificate in orthodontics.

Dr. Carmen established his orthodontic and TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) treatment practice in Columbus. He is an Invisalign®-certified provider and has a special interest in helping patients who suffer from facial pain and headaches. Dr. Carmen favors conservative, non-extraction treatments and will do everything to save natural teeth.  For years, Dr. Carmen has been selected, by his peers, as Top Dentist which was featured in Columbus Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Carmen is currently a member of the American Dental AssociationAmerican Association of OrthodontistsOhio Dental AssociationColumbus Dental Society, Central Ohio Study Group of the Seattle Study Club, Advanced Dental Concepts Study Club and Great Lakes Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Carmen and his wife Jackie live in Columbus where they enjoy visiting local restaurants and art exhibits, as well as travel when time permits. Dr. Carmen’s favorite activities are attending sporting events, especially football and basketball games in which his patients are involved. In his free time, Dr. Carmen enjoys playing golf and spending time with his children. In addition to his son, Dr. Jesse, Dr. Carmen has a daughter, Keri, who lives in New York.

Dr. Carmen is committed to providing excellent care that routinely exceeds patients’ expectations. His practice philosophy is to deliver the highest possible care with a commitment to excellence in a relaxed atmosphere. He enjoys coming to work each day and really getting to know his patients. Dr. Carmen has established two additional offices in nearby communities that are within a short walking distance of both Pickerington and Canal Winchester schools, to serve his patients better and closer to home.

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5225 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43213, USA

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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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    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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    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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