Ultrasounds are a popular and noninvasive way to treat TMJ disorder because ultrasound therapy can give pain relief for TMJ symptoms. By applying a round-headed wand or probe directly to your skin, your therapist can stimulate the tissue beneath the skin’s surface with ultrasonic waves.
These sound waves deliver heat deep into the tissue to relieve sore, aching muscles and manage pain. An ultrasonic gel is also utilized to assist in transmitting the ultrasonic waves and reducing friction. In addition to heat, ultrasounds can also provide tissue relaxation, increase blood flow and promote scar tissue breakdown. This encourages a reduction in swelling and chronic inflammation, which can relieve your TMJ pain and help you to manage your TMJ symptoms.
Many patients experience a decrease in swelling and joint inflammation following ultrasound therapy. For best results, ultrasound therapy should be administered multiple times. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call 801-756-0900 to speak with a member of our friendly team.