Did you know that over 30 million people in just the United States experience TMJ pain? Many try to address this pain using medication but end up experiencing negative side effects. If you are interested in a better solution, we invite you to learn about cold laser therapy for TMJ treatment.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy for TMJ Treatment?
Did you know that lasers produce different levels of energy? They are kind of like a light bulbs. Light bulbs come in different wattages and are used for different purposes. Low level lasers use light to perform different medical and cosmetic treatments. With this form of treatment, the energy is used to penetrate inflamed muscles and can actually target joints.
When a treatment is performed, a handheld device is going to be used by the practitioner. It emits light. The device is going to be moved over your skin in the area around your jaw. You are going to feel a warm sensation as the tissue in the area is being treated. Don’t worry about feeling uncomfortable during the treatment. It is completely safe and comfortable.
There are two wavelengths that can be used during your treatment in order to address your TMJ pain. One wavelength is used in order to actually relieve the pain that you are experiencing. The other wavelength is used to reduce inflammation. Using both of these wavelengths is going to produce the best and longest lasting effects.
What Kind of Results Can You Expect?
The first benefit from TMJ treatment that we are excited to tell you about is immediate pain relief. As the inflammation is being reduced in the area around your jaw, you are going to notice an immediate reduction in pain. An additional benefit is that the TMJ treatment actually promotes healing. Blood flow to the area is increased, which helps the tissues in the area to heal faster.
Another benefit is that the entire treatment is relatively short. Since it is so quick, you will be right back to your normal activities in almost no time. However, when you get back to your normal activities, you are no longer going to have the same TMJ pain.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you are interested in learning more about cold laser therapy for TMJ treatment, you are warmly invited to visit Sneed Dental Arts in Collierville, TN. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!