Splint or Night Guard Therapy- Reversible & Conservative
Night guards are designed by your dentist to serve many purposes. One of the first goals is to deprogram the muscles may have been trained improperly. This may help to relax overworked and painful muscles. Then by adjusting how your teeth contact the guard, we can control the force that the TM joint and teeth receive. And of course, us dentists like to see the teeth protected from the wear and tear of night time grinding.
Laser therapy targets joint and muscle inflammation. It is an ideal therapy for the treatment of jaw pain and TMJ disease. Specifically it uses laser energy to stimulate healing of muscles and tissue.