TMJ and orofacial pain
The MLS® Therapy is ideally suited to reduce pain and swelling in the muscles of mastication as part of the overall treatment of TMJD. The Mphi D has multiple built-in pre-sets dedicated to muscle groups including upper trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, masseter and temporalis.
Treatment may include shoulder and cervical pain and myofascial trigger point deactivation.
Soft Tissue and Oral Medicine
MLS® therapy reduces the pain of mucosal lesions and pathologies such as xerostomia, mucositis, oral lichen planus, burning mouth syndrome and denture stomatitis. It provides a definitive treatment for aphthous ulcers and HSV and decreases the recurrences of such lesions and can prevent exacerbation if caught in the early stages.
Oral surgery and extractions
The anti-pain and anti-oedema effects of MLS® therapy can be used in association with oral surgery and tooth extractions. Using the laser promotes the reduction of post-operative pain, reducing the need for analgesics as well as reducing post-operative oedema.
The laser can also be used to promote increased circulation for faster healing, better new bone formation and overall accelerated wound healing including reducing the probability of a dry socket.
The laser can also be used to achieve a significant reduction in pain associated with dry socket alveolitis and the stimulation of fibroblasts for the production of an epithelial layer in the socket.
The MLS® therapy can also be used to stimulate the immune system and bring neutrophils to the site of an infection for faster healing.
MLS® therapy can be used to produce analgesia for small tooth preparations and crown cementations reducing the use of local anaesthetic in these cases. It can also promote faster uptake and elimination of anaesthetic.
The laser reduces pain and swelling after longer appointments. For example, it can be used in full mouth reconstructions to reduce postoperative sensitivity as well as to promote the production of secondary dentine in deep restorative situations.
It is also extremely effective in deprogramming TMJ and masseter muscles to allow accurate bite registrations.
MLS® Therapy is an ideal adjunct to Root Canal Treatment. It reduces post-operative pain and inflammation, reduces the need for post-operative analgesics as well as stimulating the immune system when infection is present. The biostimulation effects of the therapy can be used post endodontic surgery to promote healing.
Dentine and Root Hypersensitivity
MLS® Therapy works effectively on dentine sensitivity. It treats pulpitis in hypersensitive teeth by reducing the conduction of pain, simulating endorphins and reducing inflammation as well as promoting healing. The same effects can be used to help treat cervical root sensitivity at the CEJ.
MLS® Therapy can be used for periodontics. It reduces pain and swelling associated with gingivitis and periodontal disease and promotes healing in periodontal sockets post-treatment. Use the laser in cases of periodontal abscess to increase lymphatic flow and stimulate wound healing. In association with scaling procedures, the therapy reduces root sensitivity during treatment and relieves pain and promotes healing post-treatment.
MLS® therapy can be used to assist in three areas of orthodontic treatment. It reduces the intensity of pain associated with tooth movement and separator insertion. It increases the speed of tooth movement, increases the speed of suture release and promotes faster orthodontic extrusion resulting in shorter treatment phases. Finally, it reduces pain associated with orthodontic treatment.
The MLS® laser is the backbone of my TMJ practice. We need something to get things moving quickly, and that’s where the MLS® laser comes in. If you’re serious about treating orofacial pain, it’s a must. You’ve got to have an MLS® laser. I can’t imagine practising without it. I’ve had other lasers, and this one by far and away is the best laser on the market. It’s the one that’s given me the best results.Dr. Wally Hassoun
Optimal Caring Dentistry, Melbourne, VIC.
- Nerve Regeneration: Improve nerve healing after traumatic damage or severing associated with oral surgery
- Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws: Adjunctive treatment of MRON lesions
- Nausea and Gagging: Decreased nausea and gagging
- Facial Palsy: Faster recovery form paralysis; an effective adjunct treatment to exercise therapy
- Implants: Reduction of pain after surgery and faster integration of implant through biostimulation
- Sinusitis: Help to drain the sinus and reduce the pain of sinusitis.
- Neuralgia: Pain reduction in trigeminal and lingual neuralgias
- Facial pain: Reduction in facial pain associated with tension headaches, cervical arthrosis, temporal tendinitis
- Vertigo and tinnitus: Improved outcomes for vertigo and tinnitus