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Arthritis Of Jaw Joint
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When i catch a cold, little bit my left jaw joint hurts and bad jaw closes. It was already several times. What I should do?
One jaw joint slips out/unhinges at times. Does this mean the joint itself has lost bone or worn down? Can a joint slip out but not be damaged itself?
The bite i wear for TMJ helps a lot my jaw feels nice and loose and no pain when I have it in but when i take it out and bite all the way down i get a lot of pain where the jaw joint comes together why?
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