In Dental Hygiene, Our Technology, Services, TMJ & Migraine Therapy, TMJ Laser Treatment

If you suffer from constant headaches or tooth pain, it is a possibility you are suffering from TMJ. TMJ is a common disorder, and it is believed that close to 10 million Americans suffer from this issue. There are different ways to treat TMJ, and it’s crucial to find which one works best for you. One of the treatments we offer at Westmoreland Dental is Laser Treatment. Here is how laser treatment can help TMJ symptoms.

What is TMJ?

TMJ is the abbreviation for Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder. This disorder causes pain in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. This jaw pain can quickly cause headaches, difficultly chewing, jaw stiffness, limited jaw movement, painful clicking, popping of the jaw, and even tooth movement. It is essential to take care of TMJ right away, so it does not worsen over time. One person that can help with TMJ is your dentist.

Dentistry and TMJ

TMJ directly correlates with dentistry because it is a disorder that affects the jaw. If you experience any of the symptoms above, you likely have TMJ. There are a variety of treatment options people try including at-home practices and pain medications. At Westmoreland Dental, we have different treatment options to meet your specific pain-needs. One of our treatment options is TMJ laser treatment.

What is Laser Treatment?

Laser treatment is an approved and different approach to treating TMJ. The laser we used is called the Epic X Diode Laser. This laser uses high-intensity light at a specific wavelength to treat pain. The affected areas that receive the wavelengths start to produce blood circulation. As a result, the muscles will begin to relax, and pain will lessen. Patients can expect to receive a decrease in pain and restoration of full range motion. If you suffer from extreme pain, we suggest combining laser treatment with Botox. Check out our blog post on Botox here!

If you are tired of feeling jaw pain and want to soothe your TMJ, call Westmoreland Dental Group. Our laser treatments give patients the life they want back, pain-free. For more information on TMJ or our treatment options, visit us online here. If you would like to schedule an appointment, you can call us at (423) 2828-2844 today! Get rid of your TMJ pain once and for all with our laser treatments.

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