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Can tmj be treated with haluronic acid?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Questionable: Injections of hyaluronic acid into the joint have been reported to be as effective as corticosteroid injections or oral appliances, but studies are not well done or numerous, so results reported are questionable. As malocclusion correction is 97% effective in reducing TMJ symptoms, best advice is to start by seeing a qualified orthodontic specialist.
Dr. Raymond Lavigne
Dentistry 45 years experience
Not usually: Most TMJ is related to muscle imbalance, bite discrepancy, bad habits and not an actual cartilage pathology especially in early stages. Hyaluronic acid and other cartilage treatments may be helpful in late stage and actual arthritic TMJ however these have not been absolutely proven to help.
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 31 years experience
Probably not: Make sure with a dentist, if it is actually the joint or the muscles that support the joint. Then find out if there is some treatment for this. For example, the majority of my TMJ patients need a specially designed 'night guard'.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes: Certain TMJ disorders can be treated with hyaluronic acid. See an oral surgeon who has TMJ experience for guidance.
Last updated Mar 12, 2015
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