There are various treatments available today to treat temporomandibular joint disorder, or more commonly known as “TMJ”. TMJ is pain that stems from an affected area in the temporomandibular joint in the jaw. This is usually due to an irritated nerve or displaced disk in the joint.
Treatments options are usually the following:
- Dental splints
- Physical therapy
- Pain Medication
Any of the above options could make sense for you and your situation depending on different variables, however, many of the most common treatments fail to provide a permanent treatment for many people. The reason for this is because these treatments do not restore the displaced disk that is the source of the pain.
Today, it is possible to restore the disk through a form of advanced laser TMJ therapy and even heal the nerves around the displaced disk. A non-invasive, appropriate-dosage, high-penetration laser that is distributed by a trained specialist is able to send blood and energy to the affected areas around the joint thereby allowing the disk and surrounding areas to heal quickly. The best part is this treatment is relatively pain free! This advanced laser TMJ therapy provides a lasting cure to even extreme TMJ pain.
If you suffer from TMJ pain and have grown weary of treatments that simply do not last, contact our office in Staten Island or Port Washington today to set up a consultation. We strive to provide the best solutions to our patients.