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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 the Tomball 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. James Hanigan 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 Tomball, TX. and the surrounding area.

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Our Doctor:

Dr. James Hanigan

On behalf of my entire staff, I warmly welcome you to our office. I am honored you have chosen our office for your orthodontic needs. As a father of three, I want only the best for my children, and I carry that passion to providing the highest quality of care for each patient we are so blessed to treat. I truly appreciate you choosing us to take care of you and your family, and I will not take that trust for granted.

Education and Achievements

Dr. Hanigan attended Texas A&M on a swimming scholarship but after 3 semesters he decided to hang up his goggles and transferred to the University of Texas at Austin.  He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Bio-chemistry and from there went on to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio Dental School, the #1 dental school in the country at that time.  After graduating with honors from dental school he accepted a commission in the Air Force and completed a one-year General Dentistry Residency.  He serviced an additional 4 years as an Air Force dentist before separating from the Air Force to attend UTHSC – Houston Orthodontic Residency.  There he completed his specialty certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics as well as a Masters of Science.

Dr. Hanigan is a decorated veteran of the USAF, a Texas Merit Scholarship recipient, a National Institute of Health research fellow, an honor graduate from UT – San Antonio dental school, and Board Certified in Orthodontics.  He has won numerous awards for clinical excellence in orthodontics from the prestigious Texas Orthodontic Study Club, and has been an Associate Professor in Orthodontics at UTHSC – Houston Dental School for the past 10 years.  Dr. Hanigan has completed two full Ironman races and numerous halves.

Personal Life

Outside of the office Dr. Hanigan enjoys cycling and staying active.  He enjoys woodworking and tinkering in his garage, but most of all he enjoys spending time with his three daughters Jordan, Hailey and Megan and his wife of 32 years Michelle.

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Contact Information
29220 Quinn Rd, Tomball, 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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