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A 35-year-old member asked:

Would aleve (naproxen) work for tmj joint inflammation?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
Yes: However it will only reduce some pain. It is important to treat the cause of the pain. Ask your dentist for a referral to a dr. Who treats TMJ disorders!
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
44 years experience
Yes along with: Soft diet, no harmful habits (clenching, grinding teeth, no chewing on pens or pencils, no biting finger nails, etc) avoid very wide opening. Ice pack or warm pack may help. Also see your dentist for a thorough evaluation and determination of the best treatment method.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes: Aleve (naproxen) or any NSAID would help with inflammation.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2019

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