Have you noticed headaches creeping up on you daily? Experienced pain or issues chewing at meal time? Maybe clicking when you move your jaw or even the inability to move it at all?
These could all be symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD).
What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)?
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) is a condition that appears when your temporomandibular joint isn’t functioning properly and begins to cause pain in your jaw. The joint connects your jawbone to your skull, so the pain you feel is typically centered around that area of the face.
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is time to see Dr. Welch. She is a trained Diplomat with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and is an expert in crafting long-term treatment plans for those dealing with TMD.
Dr. Welch approaches treatment of TMD with the use of multiple therapies to provide lasting relief for her patients.
Oral Appliance Therapy: with the use of various diagnostics including cone beam scans, Dr. Welch along with a state-of- the-art lab, fabricates a custom oral appliance to alleviate TMD symptoms. Each appliance is prescribed to be made specifically for each patients symptoms and needs.
MLS Laser Therapy: One of the newest, state-of-the-art solutions for TMD pain is the use of low-level laser therapy, and we’ve seen great success in treating patients with this method. Utilizing an infra-red light, the laser is able to deeply penetrate the tissue during a quick, non-invasive procedure that is not painful and can be used on all ages. The procedure enhances blood flow, which enhances collagen production and cell growth, along with reducing inflammation from the irritated joints, speeding up recovery in no time at all.
We utilize therapies like the low-level laser therapy to provide holistic treatment options that are non-invasive and highly effective, enhancing quality of life and ensuring you can live pain-free without continued medications.