A member asked:

Hi there i have had jaw pain for years .i even had surgery called a emindectomy .which never worked in more pain now than ever any ideas?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Options: Are many. You need to be evaluated by someone who has special training in TMJ and facial pain (note this is not a recognized specialty). There are many treatment modalities and no one treatment is appropriate until a thorough exam is completed.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Scott Greenhalgh answered

Specializes in Dentistry

See TMJ dentist: Find the best TMJ dentist you can. Start with a dentist over an oral surgeon. Have a comprehensive TMJ examination, including the detailed history of what you have had done or tried over these years. Oftentimes, the right splint can give relief without additional surgery.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. William Williams answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Cosmetic

Jaw Pain: Most jaw pains are from teeth or muscles. I would suggest a good neuromuscular workup by a neuromuscular dentist. The pain referral patterns of muscles into the jaw, head, neck are classic and can be understood and treated.

Answered 11/25/2013

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

See Oral Surgeon: Since you have had surgery, the best person to assess your problem would be an oral surgeon with vast TMJ surgery experience.

Answered 3/19/2015

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

See OFP specialist: Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the face, TMJ disorders, locking jaw as well as, associated headaches and neck pain. They are the experts in this field. Good luck.

Answered 3/19/2015

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