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Diagnosing a TMJ disorder is often difficult as there is no guide that can be followed. Instead, it takes an experienced dentist who has worked with TMJ patients in the past to help diagnose and assess a TMJ disorder case.
Our dentists will examine your jaw and check for function and any pathology or tenderness to ensure you attain the best care possible. While this will help us understand the irritation around your mouth, understanding the condition better will require multiple scans of your jaw. This may include X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. These scans and impressions will make it easier for our dentists to view your joint issues and figure out the structure of your mouth.
With all information collated from the scans and examinations, our dentists can provide you with a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan for your TMJ disorder. However, depending on the complexity of your jaw issues, the diagnosis and treatment time may differ. Hence, speak to our dentists today if you think you may be struggling with a TMJ disorder. We’ll conduct the appropriate actions and run tests to evaluate the health of your jaw joints. For more information on diagnosis, contact us today.
Treatment for TMJ disorders can be complex and prolonged due to the nature and time of the disorder. It requires patience and compliance, but relief can be obtained after only a few weeks for most patients. Home care is an integral part of any treatment plan.
At Focus Dental Group, our dentists suggest you do the following simple self-care tips: