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Does cold or heat make TMJ worse?

Does cold or heat make TMJ worse?

Usually cold.: Usually cold makes it worse. However, if you have an inflammatory componenst, cold might help. Try both, use whatever makes it more comfortable. ...Read more

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Ice or heat therapy for tmj?

Depends: If you have a recently injured tmj, ice is the first thing to try. If that isn't helpful or if the injury is more than a few days old, try heat. If that doesn't help, try alternating ice and heat. If none of these help, get it looked at to make sure it doesn't require splint therapy or surgery. After evaluation, other modalities like neuromuscular massage may be helpful. ...Read more

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use moist heat on tmj pain or ice pack for 30 min twice a day. i hoping this is just stress. could it just be temporary stress that is causing pain?

 use moist heat on tmj pain or ice pack  for 30 min twice a day. i hoping this is just stress. could it just be temporary stress that is causing pain?

Perhaps: Could be. Try these things. 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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Have TMJ bad- taking anti-inflammatories. Still in pain- using heating pad. Pain in ear as well-- any suggestions to reduce pain? Am on soft diet.

Good start.: You've done all the right things and since the pain is persisting you need to see a dentist or oral surgeon. Some of the next steps could include x-rays and/or special scan to the joint, prescibing muscle relaxants and maybe an occlusal splint. There are many causes for joint pain that must be determined before selecting the next step in your treatment. ...Read more

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My ear& jaw have been hurting for a week. Thinking its TMJ otc pain med no help, what can I do. Heat help soso, but not enough what can I do?

TMJ pain: more information would certainly be needed to make a proper evaluation of the cause of the pain. I would suggest seeing your dentist as soon as possible to see what the possible causes might be ...Read more

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I've been having severe jaw pain from my tmj and chipped jaw bone. I've tried Tylenol (acetaminophen) heating pad ibeprofen. Nothing has helped. What should I do?

See OFP specialist: TMJ disorders are serious medical problems related to the joint and does not go away on its own. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs gives temporary relief of pain but does not address the cause. The most important thing however is to have your condition diagnosed properly by a qualified professional, such as Orofacial Pain specialist. ...Read more

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Why is my TMJ hurt worse at night?

Why is my TMJ hurt worse at night?

Clench/grind: Likely you are clenching and/or grinding at night. See an oral surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Can invisilign make TMJ worse?

Can invisilign make TMJ worse?

Probably Not: Tmj issues usually are not related to orthodontic problems. Furthermore, the first line o treatment for TMJ problems is usually some type of night guard... Very similar to an invisalign tray. ...Read more

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Is TMJ pain exacerbated by hot and cold?

More cold than hot: Cold weather often makes TMJ pain worse. Heat, not usually. ...Read more

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