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Expert TMJ Treatment and Relief - Lodi, CA

Advanced TMJ Treatment Solutions at Stephen Cheung DDS – Lodi, CA

At Stephen Cheung DDS, we specialize in providing comprehensive treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ), combining our expertise with advanced technology to offer effective relief for our patients in Lodi, CA. Dr. Stephen Cheung and our dedicated team are committed to understanding each patient’s unique needs and delivering personalized care.

Understanding TMJ Disorders 

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders encompass a range of issues affecting the jaw joint and the muscles controlling jaw movement. Symptoms vary but often include jaw pain, difficulty in chewing, clicking or locking of the jaw, and sometimes even headaches or ear pain. These symptoms can significantly impact daily life, making diagnosis and treatment crucial. The causes of TMJ disorders are diverse, including factors such as teeth grinding (bruxism), arthritis in the joint, injuries to the jaw, or even stress, which can lead to muscle tension and jaw clenching.

Comprehensive TMJ Diagnosis at Stephen Cheung DDS

Our Approach to TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment

At our clinic, diagnosing TMJ disorders begins with a thorough examination of your jaw and a review of your medical history. We may use advanced imaging techniques to get a detailed view of your jaw structure. This comprehensive approach helps us create a treatment plan tailored to your specific condition.

Treatment options vary depending on the severity and cause of your TMJ disorder. We often start with conservative approaches, such as physical therapy, oral appliances (like bite guards), and advice on lifestyle modifications that can alleviate symptoms. Stress management techniques can also be beneficial, as stress often exacerbates TMJ symptoms.

In cases where these methods are not sufficient, we may explore more advanced treatments. These can include medication for pain and inflammation, or in some cases, minimally invasive procedures. Surgery is considered only as a last resort and is reserved for severe TMJ cases where other treatments have not provided relief.

Why Choose Stephen Cheung DDS for TMJ Treatment

Choosing the right care for TMJ disorders is crucial. At Stephen Cheung DDS, we not only provide expert treatment but also focus on patient education. We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their condition and treatment options. Our state-of-the-art facility in Lodi, CA, is equipped to provide the highest standard of care, and our team is dedicated to ensuring a comfortable and supportive experience for each patient.

Get in Touch for TMJ Relief

If you’re experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder, don’t hesitate to seek help. Contact Stephen Cheung DDS for a comprehensive evaluation and start your journey towards relief. Call us at (209) 369-3617 or visit us at our Lodi clinic. For more information about TMJ disorders, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons offer valuable resources.


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