A 41-year-old member asked:
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i am 75, i have a tmj problem, where my jaw joint is. is twin block or bionator better for tmj conditions?

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Second opinion: Tmj-related treatment varies greatly depending on the reason what problems you are experiencing and why. This is called diagnosis and can vary from doctor to doctor especially if your TMJ dysfunction is atypical. First, ask your doctor to understand his/her diagnosis ; treatment. If you are still unsure about the treatment plan ask for a referral (or find by yourself) to get a second opinion.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
The biggest problem with TMJ treatments is inadequate or incomplete diagnosis. You must know what are the causes of your problems and then go through a diagnostic phase to find causes and corrections. You have to know where to treat with a reversible appliance before you do irreversible corrections
Apr 20, 2014
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
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Exactly, thank you Dr. Keller! Like any other medical treatments, exam first before diagnosis, then diagnosis and finally treatment that both Dr and patient agree upon. Trying to look for an answer in a hurry, patients often want to know what treatment to select, but spending time to do thorough exam and diagnosis is critical before treatment.
May 9, 2014

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