San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Improves TMJ Pain

Low Level Laser Therapy San Francisco

We’ve heard that oral appliance therapy is a successful form of treatment for TMJ pain, but what other options are available? It is important to understand that while treatments are aplenty, your TMJ expert needs to choose the best treatment for your individual symptoms. Other than oral appliance therapy, we can provide low level laser therapy (LLLT) for proper treatment of your pain. Let’s take a closer look at what LLLT is, and how it works in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

Understanding TMD

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a term that contains numerous symptoms that affect the teeth, masticatory muscles, and TMJ, which results in painful conditions and joint clicking. TMD is a complex condition that is extremely common and most often reported in individuals between the ages of 20 and 40 years. An estimated 15% of Americans suffer from TMD, and about 75% suffer from TMD symptoms, with the majority being treated through conservative methods.

What is LLLT?

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is utilized for the relief of pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). LLLT is a physical therapy often used in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, but has been shown effective for treatment of TMD as well.

This form of treatment is a non-invasive, quick and safe, non-pharmaceutical intervention that may be beneficial for patients suffering from TMJ pain disorders. As with any therapy, patient response will depend not only on the type of laser, but also the target tissue. LLLT is a useful method for the treatment of TMD-related pain, especially long lasting pain.

To Learn More About TMJ And Sleep Apnea Solutions Or To Schedule An Appointment, Please Call Or Text San Francisco TMJ And Sleep Specialist Dr. Larson Today 415-872-5116

San Francisco Dentist Dr. Greg Larson
San Francisco Center for TMJ & Sleep Apnea

450 Sutter Street, Suite 1519
San Francisco, CA 94108

p. 415-872-5116

f. 415-449-3560

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BrookeSan Francisco
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Dr. Larson and his team are seriously great people. I've dealt with years of chronic migraines, neck pain, and some other issues pointing to TMD. Rachelle was so sweet and helpful and so willing to answer all of my questions. Dr. Larson did a free consult with me even with knowing I was moving out of state and not able to go through treatment with him. He pointed me in the right direction and referred me to another specialist and I'm just super grateful and hopeful that I am finally on the right path to recovery!
KinneraSan Francisco
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I went to consult with Dr. Larson about my TMJ disorder. He was very attentive, did a full exam and has given me great information about my TMJ disorder and has come up with a comprehensive plan to treat my TMJ pain. His office is great and they have always been available and quickly respond to any questions I have. Dr Larson is very amicable and friendly and competent and passionate about what he does. I highly recommend this practice for anyone who wants to get relieved of their TMJ pain and other related issues such as tinitus. His and his team help you feel comfortable and at ease. Very clean office and the staff are so professional and very nice people. Great customer service. I’m in great hands.
AllenSan Francisco
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Dr. Larson and his staff are incredible. His attention to detail and truly listening to your symptoms made all the difference in my diagnosis and treatment recommendations. After just one night of wearing the appliance I felt more refreshed and energetic than I had in 20 years. It's amazing how much better my wife sleeps when I wear the appliance also 😉 Their office is clean, modern and the staff makes scheduling an appointment effortless. Thanks for all of the amazing care Dr. Larson!