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Are mouth plates effective in treating tmj?

Are mouth plates effective in treating tmj?

Yes: Often, yes. Not always. Make sure you are being treated by a TMJ expert. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Are jaw manipulations effective at treating tmj?

Are jaw manipulations effective at treating tmj?

Not alone: If by manipulations you are referring to chiropractic care, remember that without simultaneously supporting the new jaw position that results from an adjustment, the cervical alignment will revert back. So, fabricating and adjusting a bite appliance after each visit to a nucca, ao or osteopath will be of limited value. When , combined dramatic results are possible. ...Read more

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How successful are steroidal injections in treating tmj?

How successful are steroidal injections in treating tmj?

Depends: If the cause of the TMJ problem is due to arthritis/inflammation, then steroid injections are effective. Consult with your doctor to determine the cause of the TMJ problem. ...Read more

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Are there any at home treatments for TMJ disorder? Also can impacted wisdom teeth cause TMJ disorder?

Are there any at home treatments for TMJ disorder? Also can impacted wisdom teeth cause TMJ disorder?

Yes and yes: There are many otc mouth guards which are effective for some people. Moist heat applied to the area can help. Nsaids can help. Impacted wisdom teeth can refer pain to the tmj. ...Read more

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Are there good treatments for cuts in the mouth that won't interefere with my mouthguard?

Are there good treatments for cuts in the mouth that won't interefere with my mouthguard?

Cuts in the mouth: All depends on where the cuts are coming from and why are they not healing. In the mean time just go to your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist for over the counter gels to help with the cuts and if you don't see am improvement in 2-3 weeks you really need to see a dentist to figure out where the cuts are coming from. ...Read more

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How effective are cannabinoids in treating arthritis?

How effective are cannabinoids in treating arthritis?

THC and pain: Cannabinoids do have an effect on pain but no effect on inflammation. They work on the the cb 1 receptor for its effect. Unfortunately the cb 1 receptor is also involved in the reward process in addicts, drug misusers etc... So the risk of becoming addicted is very high. Really not a good idea to use this class. ...Read more

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Anyone have an effective cure for clenching your teeth in your sleep, besides mouth guard?

Anyone have an effective cure for clenching your teeth in your sleep, besides mouth guard?

Stress reduction: First, a mouth guards does not cure clenching. It merely protects your teeth from the wear and tear that clenching produces. Reduction of stress can sometimes be reduced with relaxing techniques such as yoga, exercise, a walk outside in the fresh air, deep breathing exercises, a warm bath or with any hobby or other activity that you enjoy and gets your mind off the stresses of daily life. ...Read more

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What alternative therapies, in order of effectiveness, are most effective in treating neuropathic pain? Many thanks, B

What alternative therapies, in order of effectiveness, are most effective in treating neuropathic pain? Many thanks, B

Neuropathic Pain: Make sure you are getting 15 mg of L-Methylfolate, methylcobalamin (active B12 (2-4g), P5P (active B6) (50-75mg) daily. Don't smoke if you do! Those supplements will help increase circulation to the nerves which helps the pain by supporting & regrowing nerves. ...Read more

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What are the best and most effective healing treatments for arthritis and/or joint swelling?

What are the best and most effective healing treatments for arthritis and/or joint swelling?

Depends: Not all joint swelling is from arthritis. There are many reasons for joint swelling, effusion, or fluid on the knee. First step in treatment is accurate diagnosis. Consult with an orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist to get started. ...Read more

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Are there any better options for flossing for people with crowded teeth? I have a small mouth, and very crowded molars, and as such, find it very, very difficult to properly floss in the back of my mouth with a traditional flossing method. Is there any ki

Are there any better options for flossing for people with crowded teeth? I have a small mouth, and very crowded molars, and as such, find it very, very difficult to properly floss in the back of my mouth with a traditional flossing method. Is there any ki

Flossing is critical: There are several floss aids that make this chore much easier, ask your dental hygienist for some tips. In cases with severe crowding and crookedness you should consider orthodontic treatment, it will give you a great smile and teeth way easier to floss and clean. ...Read more

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How to go about preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth?

How to go about preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth?

The answer: The answer to your question is much too broad and cannot be answered in the limited space allowed us. Please research these subjects on your own and then if you have specific questions or need clarification, i'm sure there are many dentists on this website who would love to help you. ...Read more

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Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

Sleep position: Pediatric sleep apnea can be a serious condition. There are two types, central and obstructive. Both can be diagnosed with a sleep study. Obstructive sleep apnea is usually treated with surgery, while central apnea is treated with a CPAP machine, worn at night to keep the airway open. Sleep position, or weight loss if overweight can reduce apnea. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter methods for treating dry socket post-wisdom tooth extraction?

Are there any over-the-counter methods for treating dry socket post-wisdom tooth extraction?

Not recommended: This should really be evaluated by the surgeon who treated you. It needs to be evaluated to rule out an infection or other medically related issues. You'll feel better sooner having an expert treat you. Your aftercare should be part of the initial procedure and is your dentist's responsibility. ...Read more

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What are the problems of using steroids while having fixed orthodontic appliances?

What are the problems of using steroids while having fixed orthodontic appliances?

Depends: Anabolic or cortico steroids, and why are they being taken, if for inflammatory disease, the usual precautions are in effect, however I have never observed any differences clinically in all of my years of practice. Osteoblastic/clastic activity may be mitigated, bone density changes may occur, and of course patient would be more prone to infection. But again, never have seen these as a problem. ...Read more

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Are there any other effective treatments for teeth clenching / grinding other than mouthguards?

Are there any other effective treatments for teeth clenching / grinding other than mouthguards?

Not really: Clenching and grinding at night are unconscious habits. The night guard serves to protect the teeth and joints. During daytime, you can train yourself to avoid it. ...Read more

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What are dental appliances used for?

What are dental appliances used for?

Many Uses: There are many dental appliances with different uses depending on your dental need. I will give you some examples. Night Guards and Day Guards are used to help with bruxing or tooth grinding, retainers are used to maintain tooth position after orthodontics and Oral Sleep Appliances are used to treat sleep apnea and snoring. ...Read more

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Are there braces for people with an openbite and tmj?

Are there braces for people with an openbite and tmj?

2 separate problems: 1. TMJ disorder. First, see an orofacial pain practitioner for evaluation and treatment. 2. Open bite; see an orthodontist for evaluation, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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