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What You Need to Know About Dental MLS Laser Therapy

MLS laser therapy is an excellent option for individuals suffering from severe jaw or craniofacial pain. If you grind or clench your teeth, have been advised about the possibility of sleep apnea, or are dealing with TMJ disorder, it is worth considering MLS laser treatment to alleviate your craniofacial pain and enhance your oral health. At KORsmiles Dental our MLS laser is incredibly effective in treating pain, particularly in improving TMJ discomfort. Explore further to discover more about this innovative service we provide and the experience you can anticipate during MLS laser therapy sessions.

What is TMJ?

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, also known as craniofacial pain, is a condition that results in pain in the head, face, neck, and jaw muscles due to disruptions and malfunction in the jaw. While craniofacial pain is typically caused by trauma, such as a car accident or sports injury, inadequate oxygen supply during sleep, known as sleep apnea, can also contribute to TMJ disorder and jaw discomfort.

Sleep-related breathing issues can also lead to bruxism, a condition where you unconsciously clench or grind your teeth while sleeping. Prolonged and repetitive teeth grinding throughout the night can wear down tooth surfaces, the jaw's skeletal structure, and other facial joints. This can eventually result in TMJ pain, dysfunction, headaches, facial neuralgias, and other musculoskeletal discomfort.

What is MLS therapy 

MLS cold laser therapy is a non-invasive approach that can effectively manage pain. While MLS laser therapy is versatile and can address pain in various parts of the body like the back, feet, and hands, KORsmiles Dental specifically utilizes it for treating craniofacial pain.

The mechanism of MLS treatment involves increasing cellular energy in the affected area of pain. By utilizing multiple light wavelengths in a single laser, the MLS laser system can target and alleviate multiple pain sources. Additionally, it enhances blood circulation, facilitating the rapid delivery of nutrients to the painful site.

Through MLS laser therapy, dental discomfort, neck soreness, or TMJ joint pain can be alleviated and reset to alleviate any discomfort you may be encountering. The laser emits varying energy watts that penetrate inflamed tissues, reduce inflammation, and promote healing in the affected area of pain.

What Are the Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy?

MLS therapy is an excellent choice for individuals suffering from TMJ pain. This non-invasive treatment method is safe, quick, and painless. It is FDA-approved and has no adverse effects. Some of its benefits include:

- Alleviating pain by activating cells

- Enhancing the healing process by boosting enzyme production

- Reducing inflammation and pain in the targeted area

- Stimulating fibroblastic and osteoblastic proliferation to accelerate bone repair

- Relaxing muscles and spasms associated with TMJ disorder or facial pain

- Decreasing swelling in the targeted area through lymphatic drainage stimulation, aiding in tissue regeneration

- Revitalizing cell membranes to facilitate nutrient transport, promoting healing and new cell growth

Moreover, MLS laser therapy for dental discomfort provides more than 100 times the energy of previous cold laser treatments. This advanced technology delivers greater healing power, leading to shorter treatment durations and fewer therapy sessions required for immediate pain relief.

What to Expect During MLS Treatment

During the procedure, your dentist will utilize a handheld device that emits light. This device will be placed and moved over the targeted area of pain on your skin, resulting in a warming sensation as it initiates the treatment of affected tissues. MLS therapy is entirely painless, and there is no downtime required post-treatment since there are no adverse effects.

MLS therapy sessions typically last around 10 minutes. The treatment approach is tailored to each individual patient based on their level of discomfort and the intensity of pain experienced in the TMJ and adjacent regions. While most patients experience significant relief after 2 to 3 treatment sessions as inflammation subsides, some may require a total of 6 to 12 sessions to achieve complete recovery.

Is MLS Laser Therapy Right for Me?

MLS laser therapy is a potent solution for managing craniofacial pain. If you have been dealing with TMJ disorder or any other discomfort linked to jaw pain, exploring MLS therapy as your next treatment option is recommended. Individuals experiencing pain are qualified candidates for MLS therapy. Make sure to discuss your treatment choices with your dentist.

KORsmiles Dental now offers MLS laser therapy services. To book an appointment or consult with one of our dentists regarding your treatment alternatives, please reach out to us at 480-998-2971.

There is resistance of airflow during sleep due to partial or complete collapse of the upper airway mainly the oropharyngeal tract. It occurs due to failure of the muscle to keep the airway open or that supports the soft tissue in the throat such as tongue and soft palate [2, 4]. It is estimated that 4% of men and 2% of women meet the diagnosis criteria for obstructive sleep apnea in the United States with prevalence reported to be 14% of men and 5% of women. Prevalence is found to be higher in the Hispanic, Asian, and African American populations [5]. Snoring is a part of sleep-disordered breathing which may be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea; however, not all patients who snore may have clinically evident obstructive sleep apnea [6].

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