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There are advanced procedures that help to diagnose oral diseases, disorders, and conditions. These following advanced procedures are available to alleviate chronic pain and oral disorders.

Low-level Laser Therapy

Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of a special range of light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain.  Beneficial in the treatment of TMJ/ Facial Pain disorders, Burning mouth, Oral Mucositis, Oral Lichen Planus.

Cone Beam CT

This a low dose radiation advanced imaging technique that provides finer details to aid diagnosis. Imaging for Orofacial diseases and clinical reports help in evaluating, orofacial pain, airway assessment TMJ analysis, and certain orofacial conditions.

Conebeam CT, low dose radiation advanced imaging technique that provides finer details to aid diagnosis.

Trigger Point Injections

A trigger point injection involves the injection of medication directly into the pain triggering points. Trigger point injections treat a number of conditions including fibromyalgia, headache, and myofascial pain syndrome in the oral and maxillofacial regions. Botox or a local anesthetic may be used depending on your diagnosis.

Jaw pain trigger points that needs trigger point pain management with injections

Tissue Biopsy

Lesions in the mouth often appear red and white. A thorough understanding of the lesion is necessary before treating the oral lesion. A biopsy is a procedure to remove a piece of tissue samples from orofacial areas to help diagnose a condition or identify cancer. This is a gold standard diagnostic procedure for a definitive diagnosis. For that, sampling the right tissues is critical. Hence it is technique sensitive.  Oral Medicine specialist manages these types of lesions and rare oral disorders, hence they have extensive experience in identifying the right techniques and providing a diagnosis before attempting to treat.

Intralesional Injections

Intralesional therapy is the injection of a higher concentration of a titrated drug directly into chronic oral lesions without significant systemic absorption. This is helpful in the management of certain chronic oral lesions that do not respond to topical medications or for patients who cannot take systemic medications due to health concerns. It is important to know the condition before you treat the oral lesions. Your Oral Medicine specialist will be able to choose the right methods of management for oral lesions.