Your mouth is made up of many components, including soft tissues, bone, ligaments, joints, and muscles. All of these components work together to ensure that your mouth functions properly. If the muscles in your mouth are tense, not only do they grow tired, but they can cause issues for your teeth, your jawbone, and your temporomandibular joints. At Beyond Dental and Implant Center, we can help to relax these muscles with a myo-monitor.
What is a Myo-Monitor?
A myo-monitor is an electronic device that is used to provide low-frequency electrical muscle stimulation. It delivers controlled, periodic bilateral stimulation that is designed to help your muscles relax while also increasing blood circulation and your range of motion.
How Does the Myo-Monitor Work?
The myo-monitor is equipped with four electrical channels that are placed on different areas depending upon your specific needs. The channels can be placed on the sides of the face near the jaw, the back of the neck, or the shoulders. Each left and right pair of channels has its controls. As the channels deliver low-frequency stimulation, the muscles begin to relax. With four different channels, we can stimulate four different sites at the same time, which can help to save significant time while still being just as effective.
What is the Myo-Monitor Used For?
There are several uses for the myo-monitor. These include
Benefits of the Myo-Monitor
There are several benefits associated with using a myo-monitor.
Is the Myo-Monitor Safe?
For most patients, the myo-monitor provides safe, effective low-frequency stimulation to alleviate pain and increase the range of motion of the mouth. However, there are some instances in which the myo-monitor might not be appropriate. If you have a cardiac demand pacemaker, the myo-monitor should not be used. The myo-monitor should also not be used if you have cancerous lesions, malignant tumors, or if you are pregnant. Before undergoing treatment, we will go over your medical history, which will help us to determine if using a myo-monitor is the right treatment for you. You may experience a small amount of skin irritation where the channels are placed due to the adhesive or because of the stimulation, but this irritation should subside.
For more information on the Myo-monitor, and just how it can help you, call Beyond Dental and Implant Center at (972) 591-7520 today.