New York City Infrared Light TMJ Therapy
Effective Treatment for TMJ Pain
Dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to pain, improper chewing, jaw stiffness, tooth damage, and more. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, between 11 and 12 million Americans suffer from the symptoms associated with a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) yet only about half seek treatment.
At Marc Lazare, D.D.S, M.A.G.D, we offer a variety of treatments and therapies that can reduce TMJ pain and improve your quality of life. Our Infrared Light Therapy for TMJ discomfort can offer relief in as little as 10 minutes. We use an FDA Class II medical device whose technology was developed by NASA. It’s the only device of its type available on the market today. We are one of the few offices in NYC that offer this medical-grade effective TMJ therapy.
Causes of TMJ Dysfunction
The exact cause of an individual’s temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) is often difficult to diagnose. In some cases, multiple factors can contribute to the symptoms. The latest research suggests a combination of genetics and life stressors is often to blame. TMD is more common in women than in men.
Possible causes of TMJ pain include the following:
- Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding)
- Malocclusion (Overbite)
- Autoimmune Issues
No matter the root causes of your TMD, Infrared Light Therapy may reduce your pain and other TMJ-related symptoms.
How Infrared Light TMJ Therapy Works
Mitochondria, the “power generators” of your cells, soak up infrared light, which helps make more energy (ATP). This increased energy helps the cells repair themselves and become healthier. Healing in skin and muscle tissue is stimulated.
Anyone who suffers from TMJ discomfort or experiences clicking and jaw tenderness may enjoy the benefits and comfort from this healing therapy.
Benefits of Infrared Light TMJ Therapy
Not all light is created equal. Infrared Light TMJ Therapy (810-880 nm) penetrates the body deeper than red light therapy, going into the soft tissues, muscles, joints, tendons, teeth, gums, and bones.
Your eyes will not see this light, but your body will feel the light as heat. There are no damaging UV rays. Your skill will not be burned.
There are many benefits of Infrared Light TMJ Therapy for TMD:
- Accelerates cellular repair
- Decreases inflammation
- Reduces joint pain
- Stimulates blood circulation (for delivery of protein and oxygen essential for recovery and healing)
- This infrared LED light has a wavelength between 610-850 nm and penetrates deep within the skin…all the way down to the hypodermis layer
- Our light heats the skin area up to 107 degrees Fahrenheit. It is warming, soothing, and painless
People with TMD experience less pain, clicking, and jaw tenderness after infrared LED light treatments.
Quick Impact, Lasting Effects of Infrared Light TMJ Therapy
Infrared Light TMJ Therapy can reduce pain associated with TMJ dysfunction in as little as 10 minutes, and the effects can last several months from the last time you were treated.
A peer-reviewed medical journal published the results of a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial. The subjects that received the light therapy around the masticatory muscles (chewing muscles) and points around the TMJ experienced decreased pain intensity after a single treatment.
The treatment is not a cure. Patients will need to have follow-up sessions depending on their response to the initial treatment.
How often an individual needs treatment depends on the severity of their disorder. This safe therapy can be done as often as needed.
Sessions are very affordable, and package deals are always available. If you live in the NYC area and beyond and would like to improve your quality of life, pay a visit to our office. We'll help melt away the tension built in your jaw and alleviate the symptoms associated with your TMJ discomfort.
Reduce Your TMJ Pain with Infrared Light Therapy in New York City
If you live in the New York City area and have TMD-related jaw or face pain, headaches, or other symptoms, contact us today. At Marc Lazare, D.DS., M.A.G.D, we use cutting-edge technology to help our patients get relief from the nagging symptoms related to TMJ pain.
Even those who have been living with chronic TMJ pain for years may enjoy reduced symptoms through Infrared Light TMJ Therapy.
About Dr. Lazare
Dr. Lazare is a world-renowned dentist in New York City. He lectures on Biomimetic Dentistry and Smile Design throughout the U.S. and around the world. He is also the author of two acclaimed published books, including his latest titled: Dr. Lazare’s – The Patient’s Guide to Biomimetic Dentistry and Smile Design.
He earned the designation “Master” of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), a recognition that only 1% of U.S. dentists achieve. He also is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics, and the President and Fellow of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry.
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