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how to cure temporomandibular joint disorder

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Inflammation: Temporomandicular joint disorder (TMJ) is a common inflammatory condition of the joint between your jaw bone and your skull at the temples. This join ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
TMJ symptoms: Pain on opening and closing your jaw, joint noises such as "clicking", limitations on the amount you can open your mouth or move your jaw from side to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
TMJ: Degree and perception of pain varies from person to person.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Triad of symptoms: Most common TMJ symptoms include jaw joint pain, limited oral opening and jaw joint noises (clicking, popping, grinding). Other symptoms include pain ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience in Dentistry
Jaw joint: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refe ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ : Clicking, opening or closing difficulty, pain.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Good question!: Tmj is not one but many conditions known together as temporomandibular disorders. They range from problems with the muscles and the bite to internal d ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience in Dentistry
Normal is comparison: A normal jaw movement is painless, noiseless, has full range of motion (at least 3 fingers between the teeth) that is a straight motion without deviat ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Stretching: The muscles that surround the TMJ joint are used for chewing so they're very strong and often get too tight. The therapist will massage these facial m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: Stress and anxiety are risk factors associated with TMJ and there is additional data supporting structural TMJ problems caused by anxiety.

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