TMJ San Francisco
Our expert in TMJ in San Francisco may diagnose and treat TMJ in a variety of ways depending on symptoms and the findings of an exam. Feeling and listening to the jaw joints while patients open and close their mouth may be used in making a diagnosis of TMJ. X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs may also be used by our San Francisco TMJ expert to pinpoint the problem. Although surgery may be recommended for severe TMJ, the disorder may also be treated with bite guards, pain relievers, antidepressants, muscle relaxers, and sedatives. Corticosteroid injections are useful in reducing inflammation, and a procedure called arthrocentesis may be used to remove inflammatory substances from the temporomandibular joints.
Patients may be able to relieve TMJ symptoms at home by reducing stress, avoiding overuse of the jaw joints and using hot or cold compresses on the temporomandibular joints. However, severe TMJ can benefit from diagnosis and treatment by our expert in TMJ in San Francisco. A consultation with Dr. Amini, our dentist in San Francisco, can be scheduled to learn more about TMJ and its diagnosis and treatment.
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