Michael Z. Hopkins DDS

1706 S. Elena Avenue, Suite B Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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Services > TMJ Treatment

What is TMJ Disorder? It is acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular(TMJ)joint, your jaw joint. This can lead to pain or impairment of jaw function. We perform conservative treatment modalities including guards for clenching and bruxism, and supportive care (see below for basic instructions on treating TMJ treatment). In some cases we will refer to physical therapy for further treatment (www.davisandderosa.com). Call us today for more information or to setup an appointment!


TMJ Instructions
1. Rest; Soft diet, no chewy food, no chewing gum, minimize jaw motion. Teeth should only touch when chewing food.
2. Warm, moist heat; 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off
3. Over the counter anti-inflammatory medications; for example advil
4. Nightguard
5. Reduce stress: exercise, massage, etc.


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