Laser Improves Jaw Function While Reducing Pain
Cranio 2008 Oct;26(4):274-81
There have been a number of studies that demonstrated significant relief from jaw pain (TMJ) using laser therapy, but this is the first study to document the value of laser to improve jaw function. In this randomized, double blind clinical trial, patients received laser therapy twice per week for four weeks. The researchers noted not only a significant improvement in pain relief, but also an extremely high degree of masticatory efficiency in the laser treated group. This is an important study because it confirms previous research that documents that laser can actually improve the function of both normal and injured muscles.