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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

At Houston Headache Relief, 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. Eric Ellis 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 Houston, TX. and the surrounding area.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. Eric Ellis

In 1995, Dr. Eric Ellis began practice and opened 4Smiling's second office. Dr. Eric grew up embracing Dr. Joe's commitment, compassion and philosophy for dentistry, and he knew from a young age that he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps. Dr. Eric focuses on appearance enhancing aspects of dentistry, but specializes in cosmetic dentistry; implant restoration, preventive medicine and TMJ, neck and facial pain.

Dr. Eric received his degree in Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1995, and his Bachelor of Arts from Austin College in 1991. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Eric has been named a Top Dentists by H Texas Magazine each year since 2005 and named one of America's Top Dentists 2005 -2010 by the Consumers Research Council of America.

Dr. Eric was awarded the prestigious Partners in Peace award for his charitable contributions for survivors of domestic violence, and is a recipient of the Southwestern Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery award for Excellence in Surgery. Additionally, Dr Eric serves as director on several local area charities including the Bay Area Turning Point Foundation.


  • Doctor Dental Surgery degree at the Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System
  • B.A. from Austin College
  • Acquired his practice in Houston in 1995
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Solstice Research Group
  • Houston District Dental Society
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Lecturer in the Baylor CE Esthetic Continuum
  • Recipient of the Partners in Peace Award
  • The Southwest Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Award for distinguished achievement in oral surgery


  • Baylor College of Dentistry Aesthetic Continuum
  • Solstice Research Group
  • The Dental Tools Symposium
  • Axis Dental Corporation


  • Comprehensive Exam & Diagnosis
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Restorative, Crown & Bridge, Prosthetics
  • Periodontics, Mouth Disease
  • Implant Restoration
  • Dental Reconstruction & Facial Aesthetics
  • TMJ, Head, Neck, Facial Pain Therapy
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2508 Bay Area Boulevard, Ste 400, Houston, TX, 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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