What is a TENS machine and Why Should You Care?

Written on Wednesday October 12, 2016
What is a TENS machine and Why Should You Care?

Dr. Pocock has picked up another device that can help his patients. It’s a special TENS unit that allows us to make orthodontics more comfortable.

Usually after patients have had an adjustment or we’ve changed a wire, their teeth might be a little bit sore for a while after words. To directly address this problem, we now have this new little unit called a TENS machine that we can use.

We simply rub it over the gums and around the teeth that we have just adjusted and it takes any discomfort away. It’s a very cool device and it takes almost no time at all to get relief from pain. We simply just rub the device over the gums for about 10-15 seconds and it makes the treatment far more comfortable.

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