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What are the symptoms, causes and medications for tmj.?

5 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. John Munshower answered

Specializes in 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.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tmj/basics/definition/con-20043566.

Answered 3/8/2014



TMJ: Symptoms of TMJ include jaw pain, especially with chewing, headaches, migraines, clicking or popping jaws, limited opening, change in your bite. Medications include ibuprophen for, the pain, sometimes muscle relaxants. Treatment is mouth guard. Causes can be trauma, even micro trauma, or a bad bite. Hope this helps.

Answered 3/16/2015


Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Many: Meds are generally not the answer to treating tmj/tmd. I often see new patients in my office that are already heavily medicated with no results. I ethically do not tell them to ditch the meds, but i offer other alternatives like physical therapy, exercises and mouthpieces, which tend to treat the source of the problem, not mask it as meds often do.

Answered 3/17/2015


Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Only 400 characters: Not enough space to fully answer all questions. See a TMJ expert for advice. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

Answered 3/20/2015



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