The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the lower jaw to the sides of the skull, with discs located between that allow for smooth movement of the jaw. The TM joints are some of the most complex in the body and working together they allow the lower jaw to move side to side, up and down, and back and forward. Due to their proximity in the head and the complex interworking of the muscles, joints, and nerves in the area, it is no wonder that when even a portion of the TMJ functions incorrectly or one (or both) of the discs become displaced or dislocated, it can have far-reaching consequences.
We treat the debilitating symptoms of TMJ disorder (TMD), which commonly include jaw pain, headaches, and muscle spasms, through non-invasive methods using patented BIOLASE® dental laser technology. With years of clinical experience and thorough knowledge of facial anatomy, including the function of joints and muscles, Dr. Mark Connelly can help you find relief from pain associated with TMJ disorder.
Laser TMJ treatment at our St. Johns, MI office is highly effective at reducing inflammation associated with damaged tissues, muscles, and TM joints, helping to relieve pain and promote the body’s own healing process. Our laser TMJ treatment provides relief almost immediately, and after only a series of treatments, can jumpstart long-term benefits.
Using our advanced dental technology, we painlessly apply laser energy to the treatment site to increase oxygen and blood flow to the area and temporarily relax the muscles, which reduces joint stiffness and jaw pain. Over time, laser TMJ treatment can even stimulate the regeneration of new healthy cells and long-term healing of the tissues and muscles around the TM joints.
We choose to offer laser dentistry to treat TMJ disorder to help our patients find relief from their jaw pain with non-invasive and surgery-free methods. A member of the American Academy of Laser Dentistry, Dr. Connelly remains current on the safest and most effective treatments using dental lasers, elevating both the standard of care at our St. Johns, MI office and the experiences of his patients.
You do not need to suffer from the symptoms of TMJ disorder any longer. If you are experiencing chronic jaw pain and stiffness, difficulty eating, talking and laughing comfortably, migraine-like headaches, muscles spasms, neck or back pain, you can benefit from laser TMJ treatment!