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Can You Fix Tmj Without Surgery
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the surgery to fix TMJ like? I've been told that to fix my tmj, i'm going to need surgery. What is that procedure usually like? How long is the recovery time?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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