What to Expect at Your First Visit To the San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea
At your first visit, we want to get to know you and your symptoms. San Francisco expert Dr. Larson focuses on obtaining a clear diagnosis of your condition in order to create highly individualized treatment solutions. This treatment plan will include a plan that is based on early intervention treatments and an endpoint goal. Our non-surgical approach enables the body to restore ideal function, and reduce or eliminate pain and inflammation.
Treatment modalities will vary for each individual, but may include the following:
- Oral Appliance Decompression Orthotics (not traditional splints), worn short term.
- Control of Parafunction/Bruxism/Clenching
- Physical Medicine modalities – (Cold Laser Therapy, Trigger Point, Prolotherapy, TENS, Heat, Ultrasound)
- Airway Support/Nasal Breathing
- Nutrition optimization
- Access to Dr. Larson’s Medical Referral Network
Our San Francisco TMJ and Sleep Apnea expert, Dr. Larson, has years of training and experience with patients suffering from all areas of TMJ, and can confidently diagnose and help correct your TMJ symptoms.
Careful Review of Medical History
At each dental visit, San Francisco TMJ and Sleep Specialist Dr. Larson Dr. Larson and his team will spend time with you to carefully review your medical history in order to ensure accuracy and the best care available. By understanding your medical history, we can assure that we provide you with the most appropriate and effective treatment, and support for your illnesses and health conditions to maintain the best possible health. Some of your medical history can lead us to further understanding your condition and what might be your underlying cause.
To help us diagnose your condition, we provide advanced diagnostics, such as joint vibration analysis and cone beam. By performing the imaging of joints, we can find the underlying cause of your pain, while determining a proper diagnosis. From the diagnosis we can create an appropriate treatment plan to combat all of your symptoms.