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Temporomandibular joint pain. will it last forever or will it go away later by itself after a while?

Temporomandibular joint pain. will it last forever or will it go away later by itself after a while?

Usually improves: Usually improves over time. See a TMJ expert to guide you. 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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How long does TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain last and whatcan I do to get rid of it?

How long does TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain last and whatcan I do to get rid of it?

TMD treatment: Most instances of pain in the tm joints and associated muscles are self limiting and will go away on there own. Treatmments such as bite adjustments, orthodontics and surgery are very seldom necessary. Studies have shown that the bite relationship has very little if any relationship to tmds. Treatment should alsways be a conservative as possible; physical therapy, rest, medications if needed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing left temporomandibular joint pain when I open my mouth wide. Its more intense when I wake. It is bearable though. What is wrong?

I am experiencing left temporomandibular joint pain when I open my mouth wide. Its more intense when I wake. It is bearable though. What is wrong?

See a TMJ specialist: Since you symptoms are worsening I would advise you to seek the help of a specialist in TMJ syndrome. The fact that the symptoms are in the joint and not in the muscles, and since the pain is unilateral it suggest a possible internal damage to the joint, this can be due to uneven bite and clenching during sleep. This may require some kind of occlusal therapy. ...Read more

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Relief of temporomandibular joint dysfunction?

Relief of temporomandibular joint dysfunction?

Need diagnosis: You need a diagnosis by a dentist or oral surgeon. But the relief of pain, which is the most common symptom, often responds to heat and analgesics such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) alleve, ibuprofen, etc. But, because this problem represents several different disorders of the dental apparatus, you need a specific diagnosis so that specific and appropriate treatment can be administered. ...Read more

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What is temporomandibular joint dysfunction tmj?

What is temporomandibular joint dysfunction tmj?

Common problem: Tmj stands for temperomandibular joint, but is often used to describe tmd. The d stands for dysfunction. Tmd is an inflamation of the jaw joint. It can be arthritic with wear and tear on the cartilage and bone, or due to muscle spasm of the overlying muscles. Sometimes if feels like an earache, or a headache on the side of your head above the ear. ...Read more

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What causes temporomandibular joint dysfunction?

Generally: Stress. Assuming no birth defects in the joint. Sometimes a trauma to the face. 99% of people are treated with a night guard and recover 100%. ...Read more

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How to relieve temporomandibular joint dysfunction?

How to relieve temporomandibular joint dysfunction?

A few ideas: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read more

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What causes temporomandibular joint dysfunction TMJ vs tmd?

What causes temporomandibular joint dysfunction TMJ vs tmd?

Mostly the same: Tmj is the name of the place where the lower jaw (mandible) meets with the skull. Tmd is a disorder of that joint. It's caused by lots of things, including the forces of chewing and grinding one's teeth. If you think you have this, stop chewing gum and very chewy foods then start with simple measures like otc Ibuprofen and warm compresses. In the end, most need a custom guard to protect teeth. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of temporomandibular joint disease (tmd)?

What are symptoms of temporomandibular joint disease (tmd)?

Typical symptoms: This includes pain with movement or chewing of the jaw, a limited mouth opening, pain in front of the ear, headaches, and possibly neck pain. Swelling is less common. ...Read more

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What causes temporomandibular joint dysfunction to develop?

Number of causes: Tmj dysfunction and pathology can have a number of causes. Some of these may include, congenital anomalies, trauma, abnormal habits, occlusion or bite problems that may be teeth and/or skeletal related, autoimmune diseases (arthritis, etc), tumors, and certain lifestyles. Unfortunately, having some dental procedures peformed may also initiate some symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more