Laser Therapy in the treatment of TMJ Dysfunction / TMD
How does Laser Therapy help?
We employ Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) at the TMJ Relief Clinic to improve the comfort and health of your jaw and affected regions such as the face, head, neck and shoulders.
TMJ Dysfunction will not only irritate the outer part of the damaged disc but also make it hard and brittle. You may suffer from chronic inflammation and pain in the direct and surrounding regions. Adjacent muscles affected carry their own set of problems such as jaw pain and stiffness extending throughout the head and neck, as well as symptoms of jaw locking, popping and clicking. Normal blood supply to the affected areas will be disturbed, thus affecting adequate amounts of oxygen, glucose and nutrients being supplied through blood to the damaged regions.
Laser Therapy is offered by the TMJ Relief Clinic, using a low-level laser machine. It is used to decrease muscle and tendon inflammation at a cellular level due to an increase in cell metabolism. The therapy decreases pain and tension in the targeted muscles, decreases oedema (swelling) as well as improving blood flow and speeding up recovery times.
What treatment is best for my TMD?
For a comprehensive assessment of your TMJ disorder and treatment options, book an assessment with us today.