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what can I do for TMJ bad symptoms

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
May not be healing: Acute tmd will often resolve if the causes for it are addressed. If the causes persist, however, it can become chronic and persistent. You will need a ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
NO: There is never really a cure for tmj/tmd. I always tell my patients that there can be cycles of improvement and other times where the symptoms mat re ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
TMD\TMJ: There is an enormous range of symptoms, severity, duration, and recurrence with temporomandibular joint dysfunction commonly referred to as 'tmj'. Fi ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No and ? Yes: The TMJ is an anatomical structure of the head and neck. Your TMJ will not disappear after taking the Ibuprofen. Whether or not the problem you are ... Read More
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
TMJ problems: Most common reason that ibuprofen doesn't work is that people are taking the wrong dose! It is an every 8 hr med. I tell my patients to take it 7am-3p ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
TMJ Issues: Really depends on the cause. Bad bite? Grinding your teeth? Clenching? See a local oral surgeon for an evaluation.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a TMJ specialist: After imaging and physical examination have excluded structural damage, management depends upon the particular type of TMJ disorder. Many posts-dental ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Remember Norco, really only masks the pain. Assuming you have no contraindications to take anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Jaw pain: NSAIDs will help due to their anti-inflammatory action. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory, but should provide relief o ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
20 years experience Dentistry
Seek second opinion: Contrary to popular belief everyone has a hard time diagnosing 100% of the time. Another set of eyes never hurts :)
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Possibly: The effects of TMJ vary considerably. They range from pain in the joint, difficulty opening, chewing, muscle fatigue and cramping, headaches, ear pai ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
56 years experience Periodontics
TMJOINT symptoms: There are many different symptoms with tmjoint problems. Many times it feels like an earache other symptoms are difficulty opening your jaw or jaw pai ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Anatomy vs symptoms: When i explain tmj/tmd to my patients, i tell them that everyone has TMJ (unless some type of mutation, cancer or accident.) TMJ is the anatomy of th ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
25 years experience Dentistry
Symptoms: Typical symptoms of TMJ issues are, in order of increasing severity: clicking/popping of the joint on opening and/or closing your mouth, crepitus (cra ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
All of it: There is no particular symptom that is more concerning than others. People usually notice pain with yawning, chewing, opening their mouth, etc. Poppin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Much info: There is a lot of information regarding tmj. See the following link from the mayo clinic for useful information on tmj. Best wishes. http://www.may ... Read More

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