Symptoms can appear quickly without any indication of how long they will last. Drs. Meester and Olafsen recommend mild, at-home TMJ treatment before any invasive procedures are considered. This may include warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medications to address swelling or soft-food diets to rest the jaw muscles. Facial muscle stretches can also be performed to relieve tension and jaw pain in San Diego, CA.
As one of the key causes is teeth grinding, Drs. Meester and Olafsen will custom design a night guard for you to wear while you sleep. This will prevent any contact between the teeth, alleviating jaw pain from grinding.
More than likely, these non-invasive TMJ treatments will alleviate your TMD symptoms, but if your pain persists, Drs. Meester and Olafsen may recommend cortisone shots to reduce pain and inflammation quickly. While joint replacement surgery is available, Drs. Meester and Olafsen tend to be more conservative, exhausting less aggressive options first to prevent you from undergoing unnecessary treatments.
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TMD is a chronic degenerative disease and often takes years to develop. With new techniques and the objective computerized data, we have been able to help many find relief.
We invite you to discuss with us how this neuromuscular approach to your dentistry can enhance your life.
Complimentary copies of a number of booklets on this subject, which are easy to understand summaries of this complex disorder, are available for you by simply contacting our office.
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