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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?

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?

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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I had surgery on my back in Jan of this year. Since then I have had worsening pain/cold sensation in left ear with no signs of TMJ or Infection..

I had surgery on my back in Jan of this year. Since then I have had worsening pain/cold sensation in left ear with no signs of TMJ or Infection..

Ear symptoms: If there are no other signs or symptoms to suggest ear pathology, I suspect some irritability of superficial nerves in that region. The cause would be obscure but at this time I recommend simple observation as long as an otolaryngologist has evaluated you and sees no other problem. Most of these types of problems will resolve. ...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?

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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Hi docs! What could make TMJ disorder worse?

Hi docs! What could make TMJ disorder worse?

TMJ/TMD: It can get worse by just functions of the jaw- eating, chewing, yawning, singing, playing a musical instrument, trauma, yelling...Get the picture? Even a slight popping over the years can slowly develop into a locking or limitation of opening or trouble closing the jaw. I would see a dentist or tmj/tmd specialist before it gets worse and becomes much harder to treat. ...Read more

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Terrible TMJ pain when it gets cold, is this normal?

Pain is never normal: It is possible that exposure to cold weather or air- conditioned air may increase muscle contraction, TMJ and facial pain. See Orofacial Pain specialist for consultation and treatment. ...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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Headache - may be tmj, may be worse - should I go back to the er?

Headache - may be tmj, may be worse - should I go back to the er?

TMJ symptoms: Can be multifactorial. If you clench, grind, have jaw pain, inability to open wide. ... Then it is possible that your headaches are TMJ related. In any event, if you feel it might be TMJ related, go see a dentist. A trip to the er is not the answer. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why is TMJ worse at night?

Why is TMJ worse at night?

Perception or..: It may be that one is more aware of pain or one may be clenching their teeth which can cause more pain... For help I would suggest seeing a dentist who has experience diagnosing and treating the tmj. ...Read more

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Does TMJ get worse at night?

Does TMJ get worse at night?

Triggers: Tmd, dysfunction of the tm j (oint), may flare during our dormant stage. It may be due to sleeping position, a teeth grinding habit, or a teeth clenching habit, to name some common triggers. ...Read more

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Why is my TMJ worse at night?

Why is my TMJ worse at night?

TMJ: Tooth position can contribute to tmd symptoms. You could be potentially clenching or grinding. ...Read more

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What is TMJ and what causes it to get worse?

What is TMJ and what causes it to get worse?

TMJ: Tmj stands for temperomandibular joint and when we use that it means some issues with the joints. Could be pain, headache, facial pain or clicking or trouble opening the mouth. Gets worse by overworking of jaw, muscle spasm, anxiety, stress etc. ...Read more

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Please help! Does getting a facial make you tmj/tmd worse?

Please help! Does getting a facial make you tmj/tmd worse?

Unlikely but possibl: Possible, unlikely. If the TMJ has been very sensitive, any manipulation in the area could temporarily increase symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do people say homemade nightguards make TMJ symptom worse?

Why do people say homemade nightguards make TMJ symptom worse?

Easy to chew: Most home made "boil and bite" mouth guards are made of a rubber material that although provides great protection againest concussions in contact sports, also causes many people to chew on them as well. A professionally made bruxism splint should be fabricated out of acrylic or some other hard material to prevent additional chewing and clenching. ...Read more

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I have TMJ and the dr I went to wanted to wait and see if it got any worse. What can I do for now to manage or stop the pain?

I have TMJ and the dr I went to wanted to wait and see if it got any worse. What can I do for now to manage or stop the pain?

See orofacial pain: Specialist. They are the experts in TMJ and facial pain disorders and follow conservative, non-surgical reversible treatment. Here is the link to American Academy of Orofacial Pain:http://www. Aaop. Org/
Hope it helps.
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I was recently been diagnosed with TMJ disorder. I am in pain from this up to a few times a day and seems to get worse. What can I do for relief?

Soft diet etc: 1) soft diet - no chewing for 2 weeks 2) antiinflammatory medication around the clock (motrin or alleve or advil) 3) ice, a bag of frozen peas against the jaw joint for 20 minutes four times a day 4) dental evaluation and possibly an nti occlusal device to prevent clenching and/or grinding while you sleep. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that braces will make TMJ worse?

Is it actually true that braces will make TMJ worse?

Sometimes: Sometimes. Sometimes braces part of the solution. Get an opinion or two from orthodontists are also TMJ experts. ...Read more

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I feel that my TMJ is causing my cluster headaches to get worse is this possible?

I feel that my TMJ is causing my cluster headaches to get worse is this possible?

Possibly: Many headache types can be aggravted by TMJ problems. The nerves that supply the jaw are connected to the nerves responsible for head pain. Aggravation of one branch has the potential to aggravate the other branches. ...Read more

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I've had TMJ for a few years and it's annoying but it's never been painful. Will it get worse over time without treatment?

I've had TMJ for a few years and it's annoying but it's never been painful. Will it get worse over time without treatment?

Possibly: It's difficult to predict if years of wear and tear will ever worsen a specific situation. Common sense says that it will. See an oral surgeon for a complete workup. ...Read more

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Can a biteguard for TMJ make it worse. Since I've had mine I've developed tightness and spasms in jaw.

Can a biteguard for TMJ make it worse. Since I've had mine I've developed tightness and spasms in jaw.

Yes: There are many types of mouth appliances that accomplish very different purposes, some the exact opposite of others. An inexpensive otc appliance is sometimes useful as a diagnostic tool to determine the best course of treatment for tmd but often a different appliance is necessary to address the symptoms. See your dentist and report your observations. ...Read more

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Prev diagnosis TMJ now with grinding and jaw spasm-worse daytime. I am working on an appointment-pain is horrible. Suggestion for OTC mouthguard?

Prev diagnosis TMJ now with grinding and jaw spasm-worse daytime. I am working on an appointment-pain is horrible. Suggestion for OTC mouthguard?

Ineffective: And can even exacerbate the problem. Take OTC analgesics as per package instructions. Warm compresses may be soothing. See Dentist ASAP. Orthodontic and/or Oral Surgical consultations may be advisable to determine cause of your dysfunction, and therefore the appropriate treatment. ...Read more