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How is TMJ (temporal mandibular joint dysfunction) corrected without surgery?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Improves symptoms

The anatomy of the problem is usually unchanged.
Treatment helps symptoms while your bodies healing can take over.

In brief: Improves symptoms

The anatomy of the problem is usually unchanged.
Treatment helps symptoms while your bodies healing can take over.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bite splints

Usually a dentist will make a custom appliance and combine it with physical therapy and behavioral changes.
Most patients with TMJ dysfunction get better without surgery.

In brief: Bite splints

Usually a dentist will make a custom appliance and combine it with physical therapy and behavioral changes.
Most patients with TMJ dysfunction get better without surgery.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Conservative therapy

A patient may have a number of predisposing factors that may lead to symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction.
If the clinical and diagnostic data are not conclusive for surgical intervention, conservative therapy may be initiated. This may include behavior modification, soft diet, physical therapy, adjusting the bite and/or orthodontics, splint therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications.

In brief: Conservative therapy

A patient may have a number of predisposing factors that may lead to symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction.
If the clinical and diagnostic data are not conclusive for surgical intervention, conservative therapy may be initiated. This may include behavior modification, soft diet, physical therapy, adjusting the bite and/or orthodontics, splint therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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