Low-Level Laser Therapy for TMJ
If you are a patient who is suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, you have to find relief from the pain that it can cause. In studies that have been conducted by medical professionals, low-level laser therapy is able to help these patients with the inflammation and pain that is often found within the jaw.
What Is Low-Level Laser Therapy for TMJ?Light photons are used to provide the patient with the healing that can essentially build up the jaw line and muscles within the area, while reducing the amount of inflammation found within that specific area. The joints and muscles that are inflamed and affected by this disorder are the only areas that are targeted with this type of procedure, allowing the surrounding tissues to remain unaffected by the low-level lasers.
This is the ideal, and most recommended therapy for those who need to treat jaw pain and other diseases within the jaw area. It has also been shown to be the most effective way to reduce the other effects that these diseases can have. The lasers are lights that are used to stimulate the healing of tissues and muscles within the jaw line. When the lasers hit the area that is targeted, it encourages cell growth and increases the blood flow to the area. This helps the person feel less pain, and provides a better quality of life since they are better able to chew, talk and drink with a less painful jaw.
Anyone that has joint pain or disorders can likely benefit from the use of the low-level laser therapy that is being provided through our dental office. It is an outpatient procedure that is non-invasive, not painful, and the laser is not able to burn you in the process. Many patients feel comfortable during the entire process. Some are numbed and once the numbing wears off they do not feel any additional jaw discomfort. However, this depends on the specific plan that is decided on for your treatment here at our offices.
Getting the Right TMJ Treatment for YouEvery person is different, so it is important to discuss the different treatment plans that are available to you and for the specific condition that you have. Low-level laser therapy is ideal for a wide range of treatment options.
If you have concerns about the laser, treatment or other specifics; speak with Kooning Family Dentistry to find out more regarding the procedure and everything that comes with it. With this in mind, you can then feel more confident and comfortable when you come to visit us for your treatments.
Kooning Family Dentistry provides our patients with low-level laser therapy, as well as other highly advanced procedures, to ensure that you are obtaining the proper care that you need. If you are suffering from TMJ or any other jaw pain, please contact us here at (503) 673-9097 to set up an appointment with Dr. Chris Kooning.