TMJ Diagnosis

      TMJ symptoms are what patients suffering from TM Disorder experience but do not want. TMJ signsare what a dentist notices during a TMJ examination but the TMD patient may not even be aware of the signs. The TMJ examination consists of several different parts. First, the dentist will carefully listen to the patient while the patient describes the unwanted TMD symptoms. After this a physical examination helps the dentist determine where the existing problems are located. It is also necessary to assess the joint and its functioning. A CAT scan helps review the anatomy of the joints to

Computerized Axial Tomogram

determine if something is abnormal. While a physical examination helps a great deal, this image allows a dentist to virtually examine the inside of the TM joint. It can be an invaluable tool for TMJ diagnosis and treatment.

      Once the diagnosis of TM disorder has been either confirmed, treatment can begin. The dentist will evaluate the specific details of each case and develop a custom-tailored treatment program. From that point on it is essential that the TMJ patient follow the program exactly as specified and report to the dentist any issues that may arise.

If you are suffering from TMJ symptoms, do not suffer in silence and do not wait to seek treatment. Even if you have been unsuccessfully treated for TMJ in the past, do not let it discourage you, it is usually possible to get relief from your unpleasant symptoms. TMJ treatment is not an instantaneous cure and can take devotion on the part of patient and dentist alike.

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