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I have tmj problem for 1 year, my dentist said its because of my wisdom teeth. i just had it extracted, will it help to heal my tmj?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo answered

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If that was the cause of your TMJ syndrome. then yes; time will tell.

Answered Nov 28, 2014

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

No. TMJ and wisdom teeth symptoms can overlap. But removing wisdom teeth will not improve any TMJ problem.

Answered Mar 19, 2015

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

TMJ main causes are: 1. Trauma to the TMJ. 2. Degenerative disease. 3. Difficult wisdom tooth extraction. See Orofacial Specialist for consultation and treatment.

Answered Jul 25, 2015

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Dr. Daniel Quon answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

TMJ problems may be due to a number of different causes. Any patient who has a significant TMJ problem needs to have a thorough evaluation to determine possible causes. The removal of the wisdom teeth may not "cure" your TMJ problem, but it could help decrease some of the symptoms.

Answered Jul 25, 2015

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