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A 64-year-old female asked:

have moderate degeneration in left tmj and severe degenerative changes in the right. my rheumatologist says not ra. what treatment is likely?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Surgery: There are surgical options which can help. I would suggest consultation with a maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Arthritis of TMJ: Most likely degenerative arthritis due to displaced discs. See a TMJ expert for conservative treatment. Most cases will improve.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See OFP specialist: Treatment includes a soft diet, NSAIDs for control of pain and inflammation, and a muscle relaxant in the presence of hyperactivity. Joint lavage or arthroscopy should be considered. See Orofacial Pain specialist for diagnosis and conservative treatment.

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