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What will the dentist do for a displaced jaw joint?

What will the dentist do for a displaced jaw joint?

Reposition it: If you jaw joint is displaced, locked or stuck open or closed a dentist will try to reposition your jaw into place. After that you will need a strategy or treatment to prevent this from happening again. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Can arthroplasty surgery really be done for a jaw joint?

Can  arthroplasty surgery really be done for a  jaw joint?

Of course!: Arthroplasty can be performed for the jaw joint just as it can be for any other joint. However, it may not be the best choice. Arthroscopy may be indicated first, and is much less invasive. Arthroplasty involves an open incision in front of the ear, opening into the joint itself, and either repositioning or removing a displaced disc and possibly recontouring the condyle or socket in the joint. ...Read more

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What could cause the pain and possible swelling on my jaw joint?

What could cause the pain and possible swelling on my jaw joint?

Usually TMD: Usually a problem with the TMJ. See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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My jaw joint hurts when i close it after yawning. What could be wrong?

TMJ: Or temporo mandibular joint syndrome. A good maxillo-facial surgeon can give you a good advice on prevention and treatment after proper evaluation if it bothers you for a while. ...Read more

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Can mircofracture surgery be applied to the jaw joint to repair damaged cartillage?

Can mircofracture surgery be applied to the jaw joint to repair damaged cartillage?

No: There is nothing in the literature that I am aware of regarding this. While a joint, the TMJ responds very differently from other joints. ...Read more

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Could someone describe their experience of having arthroplasty surgery in the jaw joint?

Could someone describe their experience of having arthroplasty surgery in the jaw joint?

Why?: Why do you need it? Can you fully open and fully close your teeth together? Does it hurt to do so? Get a second and third opinion before surgery. Do not be impressed with credentials. Get your MRI report. A displaced disc is not a basis for TMJ surgery. The disc positioin is inherent to you and does not have to be centered, and is a factor of your bite and teeth occlusion. Not pleasant surg. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left jaw joint. Sometimes throbbing. What could cause this? For 2 days now

I have pain in my left jaw joint.  Sometimes throbbing. What could cause this? For 2 days now

Evaluate the Jaws: Tmj disorders are known as "the great impostor" as the signs and symptoms related to this syndrome mimic many other maladies. By definition, a syndrome cannot be diagnosed by performing any one specific test, only by completion of a comprehensive exam and then correlating the results of the findings to known symptoms. Your jaw joints, the teeth and how they relate to one another and your muscle. ...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


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