Epic Laser Dentistry – TMJ

Until recently, TMJ Disorder was typically treated with injections, physical therapy, night guards, and anti inflammatory medications that could have side effects when used over long periods of time. Now there is an effective therapy with the use of Epic Laser technology. The Epic works as a therapeutic device that helps to temporarily increase your blood circulation and relax your muscles. The Epic is then able to provide provisional relief from joint pain and stiffness. One treatment takes approximately 5-10 minutes for each area, so it’s fast and convenient for people with busy schedules.

A condition known as Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) can cause pain and stiffness in the TMJ. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), connects the lower jaw to the bones of the skull. When it is subjected to trauma such as an injury to the neck or head, or aggravated by clenching or teeth grinding, TMJ Disorder (TMD) arises. The signs and symptoms of TMJ are: facial pain, earaches or ringing of the ears, dull or chronic headaches, jaw locking, clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint, a bite that feels uncomfortable or “off”, swelling on the side of the face and neck, shoulder and back pain.