(TMJ) Temporomandibular Red Light Therapy

(TMJ) Temporomandibular Red Light Therapy



Temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome (TMD) is a common disease among dental patients. It occurs as aconsequence of malfunction of the tempromandibular and/or surrounding facial muscles. LED red light therapy is not been wellestablished, and it is important to find out the role of this technique in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders.Aim of theStudy. To evaluate the efficacy of the LED red light in the treatment of the tempromandibular dysfunction syndrome.Material andMethods. Fifty students of the College of Dentistry/University of Baghdad with myofacial pain associated with TempromandibularDisorder volunteered to participate in this study and be evaluated during both treatment and follow-up periods. They were 40 (80%)females and 10 (20%) males. Patients were divided into 2 groups: Group A treated by TenDliteMedical Device model 204 with aLED’s of wavelength 660 nm (red light) and Group B given placebo (no treatment at all) by just putting the TenDlite device near thetender points without battery and turning ON the device.Results. The changes in the pain value and number of the tender musclesin both groups were highly significant, only placebo group less but with no significant differences.Conclusions.This study showedthat red LED therapy could be useful in improving patient’s symptoms regarding pain, clicking, and number of tender muscles.In addition, this study showed the importance of the psychological part of treatment of those patients.


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4 - 15 minute sessions of Lightwave Red Light Therapy




Study on (TMJ) Temporomandibular Red Light Therapy




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