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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
30 years experience Dentistry
It's tough..: You ( mostly likely ) cannot do it by yourself ! see a qualified dentist and he may recommend treatment... Like a custom designed night guard, .
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
TMJ: Tmj ( or tmd) has multiple signs and symptoms. Without knowing more, here are some simple self help suggestions. Don't chew gum. Avoid hard crunchy ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Depends on the cause: Joint dysfunction can be from trauma, muscle imbalance, clenching, grinding, stress, joint anatomy, and malocclusion, among other causes. Malocclusio ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Determine the cause: Once the cause is determined then treatment can begin. Are you grinding? Clenching? Are your teeth in proper occlusion? Is there an actual problem wit ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
36 years experience Dentistry
TMJ: Fabricate a occlusal splint/night guard (plastic appliance that snaps onto you teeth) or do a occlusal equilibration (bite adjustment reshaping teeth) ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Find cause first: Before you have treatment a diagnosis is needed. Tmd's can have a variety of causes from a poor bite to arthritis. A dentist who specializes in this ... Read More
Dr. Steven Bender
35 years experience Dentistry
TMD treatment: Most instances oof pain in the tm joints and associated muscles are self limiting and will go away on there own. Treatmments such as bite adjustments, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Rest: Resting the jaw, moist heat, or cold, and otc meds may help... If it does not improve you should see a dentist trained in diagnosing tm disorders.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Tell the dentist: You need to inform the dentist who made the splint. If it was bought over-the-counter or online, then i would see a dentist anyways because those typ ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
TMJ pain: Do you wear an occlusal splint, nightguard? Find a dentist, prosthodontist or oral surgeon and have a TMJ examination and appropriate imaging , MR ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bender
35 years experience Dentistry
TMJ pain: Initialy you may try softer foods, ice or heat to the face and ant-iinflammatory agents unless your medical history prohibits them. Most cases of TMJ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
29 years experience Dentistry
TMJ problem: There are different reasons for having painful tmj. Occlusal disharmony ( bite problem) , trauma, bruxism( grinding) , degenerative condition ; just ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See an OFP: Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the TMJ, head, face, mouth, as well as, associated headaches and neck pain. They are the e ... Read More

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