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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 West Haven 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 Drs. William Hylton & George Discher are 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 West Haven, CT. and the surrounding area.

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Our Doctor:

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Dr. William Hylton

I work to give my patients hope for a pleasant dental experience that leads to brilliant, healthy smiles. I want to show each patient that dentistry can be a positive thing and break the cycle of unpleasant dental experiences. High quality dental care has the ability to change lives for the better. At our office, I am pleased to help patients achieve more than just smiles; I have the opportunity to give self-esteem and take chronic pain away. My patients leave the office confident to smile widely and without pain.

Education and Continuing Education

My road to attaining an excellent education began at Fork Union Military Academy and Virginia Commonwealth University where I graduated with my undergraduate degree. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Temple University School of Dentistry and completed my residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

By actively participating in continuing education, I am able to stay current with the latest dental techniques and technologies. I am committed to providing my patients with the best oral health care available. I have taken courses on TMJ and migraine treatments with TruDenta, giving my patients relief from pain and discomfort. I have also earned certifications through ClearCorrect and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

My Philosophy

My philosophy is simple: if you treat everyone with the care and respect they deserve, they will tell others and everyone will benefit from the relationship. This includes all members of our staff. We all focus on teamwork, and I trust my staff to provide my patients with the same level of care, compassion, and quality I provide.

Community Involvement

I believe that we all have a duty to contribute to our community. I am involved with the Doctors with a Heart program which gives free dental care to low income patients in the surrounding area. It is very important to me that everyone has access to good dental care; it is a health necessity in my book. I also am an officer with the New Haven Gaelic Football Club through which I promote Irish youth sports.

Outside the Office

I married my dental school sweetheart and have been with her for 21 years now. We have three boys who are very active athletically. I love supporting them in their many different activities from ice hockey to Irish football. I also enjoy boating and fishing. I also play guitar in a band and have recorded music in my free time.

Dr. George Discher

I have been providing high-quality dentistry since 1992, and in all that time I have found that what most excites me is seeing the impact I have on my patients' lives. It really makes my day when I do something that makes someone smile. Whether helping them achieve a bright, healthy smile or providing compassionate care needed to ease their fears, I love the work I get to do every day.

Education and Continuing Education

After completing my undergraduate degree at Drew University, I applied to dental school, but did not yet know if dentistry was my true calling. I knew I wanted to work in the healthcare field, helping the people in my community live healthier, happier lives. I spent a year working as a dental assistant and realized that the dental field was definitely where I belonged. I went on to graduate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey before completing post-graduate residency programs through Columbia University.

Since then, I have become directly involved with numerous continuing education efforts. I believe the only way to continue providing you the best quality care is by constantly keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and equipment available, includingTruDenta and Invisalign®. I am also excited to be working alongside Dr. Hylton to invent a device that will aid with treating and preventing gum disease. My dedication to dentistry has led to numerous patient and professional benefits like shorter and more efficient visits and higher quality dentistry that lasts a lifetime.

Professional Honors & Advanced Training

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • TMJ & Headache/Migraine Treatment
  • Ivisalign
  • Six Month Smiles (Adult Fast Braces)

Office Philosophy

It is my goal to treat all my patients like family and take as much time as is needed to help them feel comfortable. I believe in spending time with each patient so that from the beginning I know what they really want in terms of dental health. Furthermore, patient education is very important to me. I take time to teach each patient about their oral health and go over the details of my recommended treatment based off their unique oral health and goals. I am honored that my patients trust me with their dental health, and the health of their family. Patients may come in scared or anxious, but they almost always leave looking forward to their next visit because of how comfortable they feel.

Community Involvement

I am a huge fan of giving back to the community in which I have the privilege of living and working. I take part in Doctors with a Heart where I provide comprehensive dental care to families that might not get any kind of oral health care otherwise. I am a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in West Haven, CT and am trained to provide health care during times of natural and manmade disasters. I also am involved with Toys for Tots, doing what I can to see that every child receives new toys during the holiday season.

Outside the Office

I live in Woodbridge, CT and enjoy spending time with my family and my kids outside being active. I really like landscaping and gardening. I also love electronics, tools, and anything that makes difficult activities and tasks easier and more efficient. I have even gotten a reputation outside the office as the "gadget guy".

Contact Information
654 Savin Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, United States

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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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