Introducing Photobiostimulation or PBM Therapy for Chronic TMJ Pain
Do you suffer from chronic jaw pain that has just become a part of your life? Do you experience headaches that dominate your daily activities, making it hard to enjoy your favorite things? Numerous conditions can cause inflammation and acute or chronic TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain, which can take control of people’s lives. Sometimes you result to simply dealing with it through medication or just living in discomfort. At First Class Dental, Dr. Andrew Cohen can show you how innovative Photobiomodulation or Photobiostimulation (PBM therapy) or simple “red light” therapy uses safe, concentrated lasers to accelerate healing within your soft tissue, dramatically reducing inflammation to a healthy level, and providing much-needed relief for chronic pain. No surgery is necessary!
What Can I Expect from PBM Therapy?
Your “red light” therapy relies on low-level to near-infrared light energy which will stimulate your cells to heal naturally, while reducing inflammation and pain. The process is easy and safe enough to be used on patients of all ages. During your PBM therapy, we’ll improve your cellular repair and healing, while increasing your ATP, or Adenosine Triphosphate, a natural fuel for your cell’s activity and metabolism. Your non-invasive PBM therapy will help to dilate blood vessels while also promoting healthy circulation. This low-level laser therapy (LLLT) will use LEDs to improve tissue repair and reduce TMJ pain or inflammation where the beam is applied. You may feel some warmth in the treatment area along with a tingling or prickling feeling. This feeling is not pain, nor will it last long.
Understanding the Many Benefits of Photobiostimulation
One of the most important things to know about PBM therapy from First Class Dental is that there are so many benefits to you and your oral health. This kind of treatment is innovative in how it can quickly treat both chronic and acute conditions, in addition to your ongoing TMJ pain.
PBM therapy will help with:
- Improving blood circulation
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Tooth movement
- Herpes simplex
- Bell’s Palsy
- Periodontal disease
- Bone density issues
- Mouth ulcers
PBM therapy can also reduce the use of anesthesia for children or be used to reduce the local discomfort of injections.