Sometimes TMJ treatments will not work in the long term because they are only helping the symptoms and not addressing the direct problem. Dr. Gina Salatino offers TMJ laser therapy, an advanced treatment that can help send blood to the displaced disc so that it can heal on its own. If this is a service you are interested in, call our dentist at 916-771-7873 to learn more about TMJ laser therapy in Rocklin, California.
TMJ disorder occurs when the temporomandibular joint that connects your jaw to your skull is displaced, causing pain, jaw lock, and jaw popping or clicking. Oftentimes, patients suffering from TMJ disorder experience pain in their jaw muscles, resulting in limited chewing, yawning and speaking functions. Regular TMJ treatments, such as medication, physical therapy, dental splints, injections and even BOTOX® treatments, may not always relieve symptoms, because they do not successfully restore the displaced disc.
High-power deep-tissue lasers can help restore blood flow to the disc so adequate amounts of oxygen, glucose and nutrients can reach it to start the healing process. The laser can also restore the nerves surrounding the disc, which are the main cause of pain symptoms. This is an ideal procedure for TMJ patients. The laser does not hurt or burn them and does not require our dentist to cut any part of the body. Once blood flow is restored to the temporomandibular joint, the body will naturally heal itself, allowing patients to relax and smile again!
Give Rockstar Family Dental a call if you are interested in this treatment!