A dental deprogrammer is used to help a dentist diagnose potential issues with a patient’s bite. This is done by making the jaw sit in an open position to allow the muscles to rest into a more natural position. From here a dentist can make the proper diagnosis and treat the patient as needed. Deprogrammers can help diagnose reasons for cracked teeth, worn teeth, sensitive teeth, pain the the jaw muscles, jaw joint pain, popping or locking of the jaw, headaches, loose teeth, notching at the gum line, clenching or grinding, lack of home position in bite, and even pain in the ear or ringing in the ear. Once deprogrammed, a dentist can suggest a restoration or appliance to solve the issue.