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Pain Meets High-Technology that is Non-invasive
MLS Laser therapy aims to photo-bio-stimulate chemically damaged cells via specific wavelengths of light. When cells are chemically damaged they stimulate the pain cycle. Laser excites the kinetic energy within cells by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons. The skin absorbs these photons via a photo-chemical effect, not photo-thermal—which causes heat damage to the tissues.
Once photons reach the cells of the body, they promote a torrent of cellular activities. Laser therapy light floods the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This increases the body’s production of ATP (Adenosine-triphosphate), speeding up the healing process to reduce inflammation and repair damaged tissue.
Laser light can also elevate collagen formation substances to prevent the formation of scar tissues – a critical step in reducing long term disabling chronic myofascial pain syndromes. Patientsget out of pain faster and heal at the same time.
Numerous studies show that the MLS Laser can dramatically assist with the following and more:
- Muscle Strains
- Repetitive Stress injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Myofascial Trigger Points
- Tennis Elbow
- Ligament Sprains
- Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain
- Post-Traumatic Injury
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Deep Edema / Congestion
- Sports Injuries
- Auto & Work Related Injuries
Evaluating airway is essential in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. Our Acoustic Pharyngometer sends harmless sound waves through the patient’s airway through the mouth and 25cm down the pharynx. Results are available ion real time. With these dimensions, we know the severity and site of the blockage in the airway to better be able to design the treatment.
The Alpha-Stim® 100
The Alpha-Stim® 100 relieves pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Inspired by recent advances in our understanding of biophysics, the Alpha-Stim® 100’s therapeutic abilities have been acclaimed by health care professionals and patients world wide. Results gained from the Alpha-Stim® 100 have been repeatedly verified through more clinical studies than with any other device in its class.
The Alpha-Stim® 100 uses microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) for those suffering from acute, chronic or postoperative pain. The Alpha-Stim® 100 works with the body on a large variety of ailments, including difficult-to-treat problems.
i-CAT Cone Beam 3D Imaging System
TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the Greater Alexandria Area offers state-of-the art in-office imaging and the advantages it provides for both the doctor and patient are immeasurable and have become the standard of care. i-CAT cone beam 3-D imaging radiography and Anatomage software has revolutionized the treatment of TMJ and sleep medicine by enabling more accurate and quicker diagnoses by TMJ dentist, Dr. Lawrence Singer. Case studies have shown that the i-CAT Cone Beam, which can produce immediate (under 10 seconds) 3-D images of oral anatomy, takes images of the head and neck that traditional 2D radiography can’t. This is a quantum leap in helping doctors identify problems and arrive at a diagnosis.
Patients presenting with TMJ dysfunction and other chronic problems that might have gone untreated based on the results of regular x-rays have experienced relief because of a diagnosis completed with i-CAT imaging. 3-D imaging of all the structures involved with the temporomandibular joint are critical in helping Dr. Singer analyze bone morphology, joint space and function. They can determine dysfunction and optimal treatments. It also looks at the nose and sinus passages that often have blockages and contribute to poor breathing. i-CAT takes dimensions of the lower (pharyngeal) airway, this can help assess airway problems, all are intimately related to TMJ.
Call our conveniently located DC or Old Town Alexandria, VA TMJ/Sleep Apnea dental office to schedule a comprehensive consultation. Outside of Washington, DC, and Alexandria, VA, we serve Arlington, Fairfax, Springfield, Burke, and surrounding areas. 703-299-4614.
Take a look at what our software can do for you.
- Clearly defined true anatomy and treatment simulations that you can see for yourself – in the office
- Easy to see and comprehend conditions
- We are able to share important information about you with your other treating doctors with diagnostic information they need to consult, treat and even evaluate for surgery in some cases.
- We are able to reach better diagnoses and treatment plan
- We can efficiently execute orthodontic treatment planning in 3D in contrast to the limitations of conventional 2D x-rays used by the majority of clinicians
- Stunning visuals of the bones and soft tissue structures
Millennium Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy treats joint and muscle inflammation by using light therapy to stimulate the healing of facial muscles and tissue. During therapy, the light hits the affected area, thereby reducing inflammation and enhancing production of more red blood cells in the area and enhancing the speed and quality of tissue repair. Cold laser therapy has proven effective in providing both temporary and long-term relief of pain and discomfort associated with TMJ.
Despite the name of this treatment, cold laser therapy does not involve a freezing laser beam-or any temperature change, in fact. Cold lasers cause no fluctuation in body tissue temperature. Cold laser therapy is non-invasive, pain-free, highly effective and most importantly safe. Cold laser therapy meets all standards and requirements set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In order to properly treat and manage TMJ disorders, physicians must first diagnose the condition. To do this, TMJ & Sleep Therapy Center of the Greater Washington DC Area‘s Dr. Singer uses cutting-edge, state of the art ultrasound technology. Because it is more cost-effective and accessible than traditional Magnetic Resonance imaging (MRI) technology, employing ultrasonography allows Dr. Singer to visualize, diagnose and subsequently treat TMJ disorders quickly and easily, providing our patients with immediate action.
Using ultrasound technology to diagnose and assess TMJ is a fast and precise approach that quickly puts our patients on the road to recovery and relief. For more information on how ultrasound technology can help you manage TMJ disorders, contact us.