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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can you get on treadmill to exercise if you have tmj? i have high bpressure but take meds. will exercisse make it worse for me? i need to exercise!!

Can you get on treadmill to exercise if you have tmj? i have high bpressure but take meds. will exercisse make it worse for me? i need to exercise!!

See your dentust: It shouldn't be a problem to use a treadmill with tmj. Ask your dentist to make you an occlusal gaurd so your teeth aren't clenched during strenuous workouts. This soft plastic cushions your teeth and relieves joint stress. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Left side of Jaw snaps. Had this since '08. I think it's TMJ. Can it get worse in time as in where my mouth can't open??

Left side of Jaw snaps. Had this since '08. I think it's TMJ. Can it get worse in time as in where my mouth can't open??

Yes: Yes, this is a TMJ disorder. And it can get worse to where you can't open wide. Called a closed lock. See an oral surgeon to help treat the problem. ...Read more

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Would TMJ get worse after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Would TMJ get worse after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Wide opening: When wisdom teeth are removed, the mandible (lower jaw) is stretched out wider than usual for the dentist/oral surgeon to extract the teeth. Depending upon the removal process (surgical or not, ) the duration of the procedure may also affect the muscles/tmj complex. I would see the dr. Who removed the teeth asap. ...Read more

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