Safe, Non-Invasive Laser TMJ Treatment
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex in the body, with the ability to glide up and down and shift side to side. Injury, stress, and other factors can negatively impact this joint and the muscles that surround it, causing chronic inflammation, spasming, and/or pain. Known as TMJ disorder, this can make daily activities such as chewing, yawning, and laughing painful or accompanied by a clicking or popping jaw. TMJ treatment involving laser therapy has proven an effective form of treatment for many patients suffering from TMJ disorder. A benefit to many patients, laser TMJ treatment has no negative side effects and is painless, non-invasive, and convenient.
Dr. Kenneth Nash is a member of the World Clinical Laser Institute, the world’s largest education organization for advanced training in dental lasers. With nearly four decades of experience, he is skilled at diagnosis and managing symptoms of TMJ disorder with targeted and effective TMJ treatment. We offer deep tissue laser therapy as a form of non-invasive TMJ treatment in Vicksburg, MS, to manage pain and foster long-term healing of the joints and muscles.
How Does Laser Therapy as TMJ Treatment Work?
We use a Diode laser for TMJ treatment that penetrates into the deep tissues to stimulate cellular activity. This activity produces more red blood cells, increasing the blood flow to the affected area and decreasing inflammation of the muscle tissue. The deep tissue laser therapy also helps to speed healing of the tissue by aiding in the regeneration of new cells. Laser TMJ treatment in Vicksburg, MS, helps relieve jaw pain and muscle tension almost immediately, with most patients seeing a difference in as little as 2-3 treatments and more complete healing after 6-12 treatments. Call Nash Family Dentistry today if you have TMJ in Vicksburg, MS.
The Benefits of Laser TMJ Treatment
- Reduced pain and headaches
- Improved jaw movement
- Safe and non-invasive
- Immediate pain relief
- Promotes healing
- No side-effects