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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mehrdad Noorani
34 years experience Dentistry
Muscle pain: You may want to consider using your TMJ appliance more frequently as to relieve your pain or perhaps another appliance that may be more appropiate
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Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Inflamation: Hard to tell for sure without seeing you but there may be some inflammation that needs more time to heal... If wearing it more does not help see your ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
TMJ pain: This is difficult to say without an examination and more information. The pain may be due to when and how often you wear the bite guard, what kind of ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Crunch: It is called crepitus. Articular noise or palpatory crepitus. if not associated with pain, joint swelling, limitation of joint motion, can probably ju ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Crunch: Crepes. Usually indicates damage to cartilaginous disc, or arthritic changes, resulting in bone-on-bone contact. Occlusal Orthotic (mouth guard) may ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Move it back: A dislocated jaw joint is almost always anterior-ally. That means the jaw has been dislocated out of the fossa to the front. If you move the jaw bac ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See oral surgeon: Usually you need help initially to be shown what to do. I'd start with an oral surgery evaluation.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
TMJ ?: Certainly sounds like it. Make an appointment with a local dentist to have your bite and teeth evaluated. No need for you to suffer.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Either: Jaw joint damage may manifest as painful or not. If you think you ha e a problem, please see your dentist for an examination.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
TMJ: In a healthy TMJ you should be opening straight up and down without deviating to,the side. Deviation upon opening can mean there is a muscle problem o ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist to: You should set up an appointment with your dentist who can check your occlusion (bite), your jaw joints (TMJ) and facial muscles, along with the possi ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
TMJ: Usually tmj. Temperomandibular joint dysfunction. Could be arthritis due to other cause or be unrelated to the joint ( your parotid gland and several ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
Dental visit: Advise dental visit asap with xrays as this could be something serious
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
See doctor/dentist: The jaw joint can be affected by a variety of conditions such as inflammation with rheumatoid arthritis, degeneration of the jaw cartilage disc with o ... Read More

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