MLS Laser Therapy for TMJ Relief

MLS Laser Therapy for TMJ Relief

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Patients who suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder and related conditions understand how severely they can impact their quality of life. When standard treatment methods fail, patients may search for new technology to help them overcome their pain and discomfort.

MLS Laser Therapy is a highly advanced therapeutic method that treats TMJ-related issues like jaw, neck, shoulder, and back pain, tinnitus, and clicking and popping joints. The painless laser reduces pain and inflammation, promoting faster healing. No surgery, medications, or injections are necessary.

How MLS Laser Therapy Works

MLS Laser Therapy is a revolutionary system that uses two wavelengths to penetrate deep into the affected tissue. It is more effective than standard “cold laser” therapy that only uses one wavelength.

The laser energy stimulates activity between the cells, alleviating pain and accelerating healing. The healing process takes significantly longer without the laser.

With the MLS laser, a treatment session takes only two to five minutes. You will feel an immediate sensation of pain relief as the affected muscles relax. If you suffer from an acute condition, you may feel better after just one treatment. Repeated treatments can help to control chronic conditions with a cumulative effect over time.

What Can MLS Therapy Treat?

MLS Laser Therapy can treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Inflammation
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Muscle soreness, tears, and strains
  • Joint disorders
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Bruising and pain
  • Other neurologic conditions

The laser can also help with surgical treatment both before and after the procedure.

Benefits of MLS Therapy

  • Rapid pain relief
  • Speeds injury healing times
  • Reduces swelling
  • Helps recover structural integrity around injuries
  • Improves blood circulation

Dental Use of MLS Laser Therapy

The advanced MLS laser can help to alleviate many symptoms of TMJ disorders. These symptoms include joint degeneration, muscle, nerve, and ligament issues.

The MLS laser treatment can also help with other dental procedures, including implant surgeries, several types of periodontal surgery, and discomfort caused by orthodontic work.

Dental TENSing

TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. It is a painless technique that provides excellent benefits in a non-invasive format. Physicians have used the technique for many years to relieve musculoskeletal pain.

The TENS device sends a low-energy electrical current that relaxes the jaw and face muscles, including the chewing muscles and those that control your facial expression. The nerves receive gentle electric stimulation, relieving pain in the facial muscles.

Benefits of Dental TENSing

  • Provides a better fit for dentures
  • Relieves neck pain and headaches caused by jaw alignment problems
  • Relaxes chewing muscles to allow proper jaw positioning
  • Helps to relax muscles attached to the temporal bone, condyle, and mandible

The TENS Procedure

The TENS procedure is not painful, but you may experience some discomfort at the beginning of treatment due to twitching muscles. The treatment takes about one hour to relax your muscles fully. After your TENS procedure, you will likely feel as if your muscles have unknotted. You may feel tired and calm in the aftermath.

Call San Francisco Dental Wellness

If you’d like to learn more about MLS Laser Therapy and TENS and how they can help your TMJ, call San Francisco Dental Wellness at 415-781-1944 to schedule an appointment for a consultation. As the clinical director at the San Francisco VA medical center, Dr. Chui provides effective treatment to veterans suffering from complex TMJ disorders.