TMD/TMJ Treatments

TMJ, the acronym for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, can seem as complex as the pain it brings into your life. If you’re experiencing jaw or facial pain, the disruption to your daily routine is not just an inconvenience—it’s a serious blow to your quality of life.

The path to relief begins by addressing this pain, retracing our steps to the root causes, and implementing corrective treatments. At Boynton Laser Dental & Wellness Center, we understand that your pain is as unique as its cause, and we’re committed to crafting a treatment plan tailored specifically to you.

Defining TMJ is our starting point. Your temporomandibular joints, one on each side of your jaw, are the hinges that allow vital functions such as speaking, chewing, and expressing. These joints are complex, comprising a ball, socket, and cushioning disc, and when something goes awry with any of these components, the discomfort can be all-encompassing.



TMJ disorders manifest in symptoms that range from mere discomfort to debilitating pain, potentially causing clicking sounds in the jaw, difficulty in mouth movement, and even lockjaw. These symptoms can radiate pain throughout the face and head, leading to headaches and migraines, impacting not just oral health but overall well-being. The complexity of TMJ means that the symptoms vary widely, with each patient presenting a unique set of challenges that require a personalized approach to treatment. At Boynton Laser Dental & Wellness Center, our focus is on understanding these challenges and formulating a precise treatment plan to address your specific needs.

When TMJ syndrome flares up, the pain is not just confined to the jaw—it can lead to a ripple effect, causing headaches, earaches, and even disrupt sleep. This discomfort can extend to the neck and shoulders, compounding the daily toll on one’s life. The key to treating TMJ lies in understanding that it’s not just a joint issue—it’s a network of problems that require a holistic approach to healthcare.

At Boynton Laser Dental & Wellness Center, we don’t just look at the joint; we consider the entire craniofacial system and its function. Our treatments are rooted in the latest advancements in dental medicine, focusing on restoring harmony to the jaw and related structures. By employing state-of-the-art technology and personalized care, we aim to deliver relief that is not only effective but also long-lasting.

One such advancement is Oralase therapy, a groundbreaking procedure that employs laser technology to gently and non-invasively address the pain and inflammation associated with TMJ. This innovative treatment stimulates healing and regeneration at a cellular level, targeting the pain without the need for invasive surgical procedures. It’s a testament to our commitment to providing our patients with cutting-edge treatments that offer a path to recovery and relief from TMJ disorders.



Incorporating the innovative OraLase therapy, developed over two decades ago by Dr. Darick Nordstrom, this procedure harnesses the gentle power of laser infrared light to energize areas affected by pain, restricted mobility, or suboptimal function. The sensation, likened to sipping warm coffee, results from a highly specific technology that targets muscle and fascial tissues, promoting immediate therapeutic benefits such as pain relief, enhanced range of motion, and improved neurological connections. It uniquely activates the vagal nerve, fostering a state of calm and supporting recovery. OraLase not only offers deep tissue massage benefits without discomfort but also plays a pivotal role in fascial health, crucial for overall well-being.

If TMJ symptoms are affecting your quality of life, consider exploring the benefits of OraLase therapy at Boynton Laser Dental & Wellness Center. Under the guidance of our expert team, led by Dr. Harvey Shiffman, we’re dedicated to providing targeted, non-invasive treatments tailored to your specific needs. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please contact us. Experience the relief and improved mobility that OraLase therapy can provide, and take a significant step toward optimal health and wellness.


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