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A 49-year-old member asked:

jaw pain resulting from joint cracking. should i see a dentist or ent?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
TMJ - Jaw cracking: You have a tmj/muscle dysfunction problem that is treated by a dentist. Select a dentist that routinely treats TMJ with functional orthopedic type applicances. Many dentist treat tmj, however only about 5% are really good at it. The ENT doctor will refer you to a dentist.
Dr. Randall Stastny
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 34 years experience
Dentist: While ENT doctors are very good at what they do, dentists are the professionals trained in treating tmj/tmd.
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
Dentistry 21 years experience
Dentist/Oral Surgeon: For specific treatment of the tmj, make sure you see someone who is trained in treating tmd (temporomandibular disorders). The cracking could be the disc in the joint, or bony problems. A good cone beam ct scan of the joint complex and/or an MRI will show if there is any damage. Then consult with your dentist/surgeon on the best course of treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
TMJ Dentist: See a dentist with special expertise in TMJ/TMD. 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.

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