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How to Cure TMJ Permanently?

In the word of medicine, some medical conditions can be treated while others can be cured. But, how about temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)? We know that we can treat TMJ but, can we cure TMJ permanently? 

To cure TMD means to eliminate TMJ pain and associated symptoms forever. On the other hand, a treatable TMD is when we only improve the TMJ symptoms, but the disease will continue to exist.

Dr. Khalifeh‘s goal is to cure your TMJ dysfunction whenever possible. However, some TMJ conditions such as chronic TMJ arthritis can only be treated but cannot be cured.

Treating TMJ Symptoms vs. Curing TMJ Permanently

The most important step in treating TMJ dysfunction and is to find the cause of TMD. Dr. Khalifeh will review your medical and dental history first. After that, he will do a comprehensive exam for your jaw and teeth. He will ask for the images only if they are needed. A customized treatment will be designed for each patient unique problem.

In general, Dr. Khalifeh starts by instructing TMD patients to use a TMJ pain self-treatment protocol. However, this protocol is intended to improve the TMJ symptoms, it also might help address the underlying causes for the patient’s TMD. The TMJ pain self-treatment protocol include avoidance, thermal treatment, jaw exercises, posture training, relaxation, and stress management.

At the Museum Dental Center, our goal is to provide our TMD patients with immediate relief of their symptoms including TMJ pain relief. After that, the focus will be on long term management of the cause of the TMJ problem. Therefore, patients will be seen Dr. Khalifeh several times. In other words, our intention is to cure and not just to treat your TMJ pain and other TMJ symptoms such as jaw locking, ear fullness and tinnitus.

How to Treat TMJ Pain?

Firstly, Dr. Khalifeh wants to help treat and ease your TMJ pain immediately. secondly, he wants to provide you with a permanent cure for your TMJ pain and symptoms so that you can go back to your normal life activities. Above all, our office offer many TMJ treatment options, one or more of the TMJ treatment options may be used for each TMJ patient. TMJ treatment options include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Thermal therapy
  • TENS treatment
  • Occlusal appliances and splints
  • Medication such as anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxation medications.
  • Nerve block
  • Joint injections
  • Law Level Laser Treatment (LLLT)
  • PRF injections
  • BOTOX for TMJ and jaw muscles.
  • Bite correction
  • Orthodontics
  • Arthrocentesis

Who You Should See for TMJ cure in Los Angeles?

Dr. Mohammad Khalifeh, DDS, MS. Is board-certified Orofacial Pain and TMJ specialist. Additionally, he is a Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain. Above all, Dr. Khalifeh is TMJ and Orofacial Pain Board Certified doctor by the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP). Additionally, for over 25 years, Dr. Khalifeh is helping patients with TMJ and jaw pain in Los Angeles, Miracle Mile, Park La Brea, Beverly Hills, Larchmont Village, Hollywood, Santa Monica, California, and the rest of the word.

Our address: SAG-AFTRA Plaza, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #5, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone: (323) 933-3855

Final Thoughts on TMJ Treatment Outcome

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) is not a single medical condition. TMD is a group of conditions affecting the TMJ and related structures. Above all, the treatment out come for TMD depends on many factors including: the nature and the cause of the problem, the time since it started, the patient’s age, the remedies used and the experience of the treating doctor.

It may be hard to cure TMJ permanently. However, long-lasting treatments are available for TMJ patients. Dr. Khalifeh helped hundreds of patients live a TMJ pain-free life. In addition, he trained tens of dentists from all over the word at the USC School of Dentistry – Orofacial Pain Program. Those dentists became experts in treating complex TMJ pain conditions.  

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