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How to treat pain from TMJ

A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
TMJ: Seek help from an oral surgeon who can prescribe exercises for your child.
Dr. Dave Burns
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Same as adult: Tmd is the same condition for children and adults- the disc is out of position due to muscles shortening. The stretching of the muscles will repositio ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Same principles: Same principles as an adult. Rare in this age group. See a recognized TMJ expert.

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A male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Questionable: Injections of hyaluronic acid into the joint have been reported to be as effective as corticosteroid injections or oral appliances, but studies are no ... Read More
Dr. Raymond Lavigne
44 years experience Dentistry
Not usually: Most TMJ is related to muscle imbalance, bite discrepancy, bad habits and not an actual cartilage pathology especially in early stages. Hyaluronic aci ... Read More
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Dr. Fernando Juliao
30 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: Make sure with a dentist, if it is actually the joint or the muscles that support the joint. Then find out if there is some treatment for this. For ex ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pace
64 years experience Pain Management
Usually self limitin: Most TMJ is self- limiting and usually does not get progressively worse. Short term use of an NSAID frequently helps relieve some of the discomfort, ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
35 years experience Pain Management
Need proper eval.: Tmd, temporomandibular dysfunction, is a complex problem involving the actual joint at times, but more often the muscles and other soft-tissue attachm ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Orofacial myologist: Tmj syndrome can be complex problem. It is often associated with grinding teeth, which can be stress-related, and structural imbalances that may best ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
TMJ Treatment: Anti-inflammatory medications, warm moist compresses on the outside of your face over your jaw joints, soft diet, no gum chewing, relaxation technique ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
TMJ: It can be a chronic problem that will become active depending on different triggers like stress, trama, diet, etc. Keeping it in check can avoid a se ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bender
35 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Treatment would depend on whether or not your jaw is locked open or closed. Also, treatment would depend on whether or not the locking is due to muscu ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Dentist: Start with your dentist, you may need an orthodontist.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stop chewing: Soft diet, antiinflammatories, ice, dental evaluation. No gum ever again. There is a special mouth guard called an nti device that your dentist can ma ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Success in treating/maintaining a TMJ/TMD issue is often unpredictable. The prognosis is often determined by the cause, duration, severity and respon ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
TMD remedies: The best way is to see a dentist who has extensive training and experience in treating patients with tmd who can evaluate her and suggest appropriate ... Read More
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