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Doctor insights on: Can You Fix Tmj Without Surgery

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Do you have to have surgery for tmj?

Do you have to have surgery for tmj?

Very last resort: The first thing in treatment is a soft diet, antiinflammatory medicines, ice to the jaw and consultation with a dentist. There is a special mouth guard called an nti device which is very helpful in preventing jaw clenching and spasm. Physical therapy is also helpful. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting surgery for tmj?

How do I go about getting surgery for tmj?

Get Best Surgeon: Make sure you've had adequate non-surgical treatment. Make sure you find the most experienced surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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What symptoms indicate that i need surgery for tmj?

What symptoms indicate that i need surgery for tmj?

Very few: The only time i would recommend open joint surgery is in cases (after all other more conservative approaches were tried) where there is severe restriction of opening or where the jaw joint has completely resorbed and is non- functional. Otherwise, as long as function is acceptable and a joint is present, i would continue to work with more non-invasive therapies. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tmj, can it be fixed without surgery?

What to do if I have tmj, can it be fixed without surgery?

Go conservative: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I have TMJ dysfunciton and would i need surgery?

Please tell me if I have TMJ dysfunciton and would i need surgery?

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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Should i get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

Should i get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

It depends: There are many factors to consider. Surgery for TMJ is extremely aggressive and invasive. I would exhaust other treatment options like an oral appliance to adjust jaw position or Botox injections to relive discomfort. Be certain you are seeing a prosthodontists and/or oral surgeon to explain your specific treatment options. ...Read more

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How painful is TMJ surgery afterwards?

How painful is TMJ surgery afterwards?

Not bad: Like any surgery, there is discomfort for several days aftwerward. The doctor should prescribe a pain medication and give you post op instructions to follow to keep you as comfortable as possible following the procedure. You should feel gradual improvement every day following the surgery, if not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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