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What is a Cone Beam Scan and How Could it Help You?

At MedCenter TMJ, advanced imaging technology allows us to evaluate our patients’ facial structures and TMJs (temporomandibular joints, the bands of tissue that connect the temples with the lower jaw). We use state-of-the-art Cone Beam technology to assist in our diagnosis of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) and to aid in our treatment plans to manage this …

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Advances in Physical Therapy Could Help TMJ Patients

Creating a custom TMD treatment plan is the first step to finding relief after diagnosis. Each patient is unique, and treatment options can range from using heat packs to having surgery. One option that can benefit most TMD patients is physical therapy. Like other joints in the body, the temporomandibular joint is often responsive to certain physical …

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Getting the Facts on Ultrasound and Cold Laser Therapies

At the MedCenter TMJ we offer an assortment of supportive therapies to our patients. If you are experiencing severe or debilitating pain from the TMJ or CMD, a recommendation of ultrasound and/or cold laser therapy may be suggested. What does the ultrasound therapy do? Ultrasound therapy is a means of delivering heat deep into the …

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Exercise Shouldn’t Take a Holiday: Keep Up With TMJ Stretching

The Christmas season is officially here, and it’s one of the busiest times of the year. We all have shopping, decorating and cooking to do. But now is not the time to abandon healthy routines you have worked so hard to establish. In fact, it’s more important than ever to maintain your exercise routine this month. Why? …

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