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tmj and wisdom teeth removal

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Wide opening: When wisdom teeth are removed, the mandible (lower jaw) is stretched out wider than usual for the dentist/oral surgeon to extract the teeth. Dependin ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Likely transient: You can get a TMJ problem after wisdom tooth removal , so obviously any pre-existing TMJ problem can be aggravated. But in most cases, the aggravation ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
TMJ main causes: 1. Trauma to the TMJ. 2. Degenerative disease. 3. Difficult wisdom tooth extraction. See Orofacial Specialist for consultation.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: The dentist who is treating you will evaluate your bite. There is no yes or no answer to your question... You need to be physically examined.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Possibly but...: If you have TMJ/TMD issues that are not under control, and if the wisdom teeth do not appear to be the direct cause, wait on getting them out. Stretc ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No, Removal of wisdom teeth will not help TMJ problem. TMJ problem can be aggravated by removing wisdom teeth.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Duration important: If you have limited jaw opening right after the surgery, that is not uncommon. It could be due to the novocaine injections or the stretching of the m ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Very common: This is due to the placement of a mouth prop for surgical procedure and the length of time needed to complete surgery with one’s mouth propped open. I ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, but very uncommon in the hands of a board certified oral surgeon.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
53 years experience Prosthodontics
TMJ Treatment: Good day Yetunde; There are a variety of factors that cause individuals to exhibit TMJ discomfort.The occlusion (bite) may need adjustment. Stress m ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
36 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If your wisdom teeth are causing you extreme pain then you can't wait and need to get them removed by an oral surgeon with IV sedation. Depending on w ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Crowding: Extracting your wisdom teeth may make room for ortho to unravel your crowded teeth. Ortho will help only, if in fact, uncrowding your teeth will help ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
38 years experience Dentistry
The Oral Surgeon: Some oral surgeons treat TMJ but in any event they need to be included in the team that treats you. You can also let your regular dentist know and he ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ : Tmj (jaw joint) dysfunction following the removal of wisdom teeth is unusual and usually temporary. If treatment is required, it is usually conservati ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
More info needed...: ... the most important info needed is how long ago were your wisdom teeth extracted? If they were impacted and involved bone resection to remove, full ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store ... Read More

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