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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 Hillcrest dental care you get best quality of dental service in Waco. With 40 years of dentistry experience Dr. Thrasher with his team will provide you best dental solution.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. Michael Thrasher

My love of dentistry began on the many trips from Gatesville to Waco to see my orthodontist. As a small child, I had very large “buck” teeth, so at age 14 my mother and I were on a mission to correct this problem. Over the next four years of not only metal braces but with the additional around the head gear, my teeth and future career path were transformed.

I developed a close relationship with Dr. Ed Taylor who always kept me entertained with his hunting and fishing stories which were of great interest to me. This relationship sealed the deal for me. When I entered Baylor University, I chose a pre-dental, pre-med career path. After graduating cum laude from Baylor and being accepted by several dental schools across the nation, I chose to go to Baylor Dental in Dallas. Once I started dental school, my interest in all areas of dentistry broadened. While I still had a great interest in orthodontics, I loved learning all aspects of dentistry. This love of learning has continued throughout my career. I have always wanted to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry. This has led to a journey of continuing education throughout my career at such prestigious institutions as the Pankey Institute in Florida, Dr. Pete Dawson’s Institute, Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry, Doctors for Conscience Sedation as well too many others to list. As I continue to grow and learn in dentistry, I realized that it was also important for me to invest in the education and development of my staff to better serve our patients. As a doctor, I feel proud that our entire team is well trained in the latest techniques and whatever I invest in the education of my staff is reflected in the best treatment of our patients. Today, I still love learning the latest techniques in dentistry, working with our patients and also “hunting and fishing” with my family.


Academy of Laser Dentistry
Academy of Computerized Dentistry
International Congress of Oral Implantology
American College of Oral Implantologists
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
American Dental Association
National Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry

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7124 Woodway Drive, Waco, TX 76712, 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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