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How Are Tmj Disorders Diagnosed
Variety of ways: A thorough examination beyond what is typically done is usually necessary. This exam would check things like the history of what has happened to your jaw, as well as listening to the sounds it makes. Often there are measurements of the range of motion. Usually other inspection of your bite alignment too. The exam also checks a variety of muscles that affect the TMJ as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TX can vary: The cause of your tmj/tmd, if known and the duration of your problem, may dictate the treatment. Often treatment for TMJ can vary from person to person and also may sometimes involve seeing other doctors. Physical therapy, tens, ultrasound therapy, exercises, and mouthpieces are the most standard types of treatment. You may need combinations of all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms: From mayoclinic.Com: signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include: pain or tenderness of your jaw aching pain in and around your ear difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing aching facial pain locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Of course: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, popping/clicking noise in the jaw joint and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anatomy vs symptoms: When i explain tmj/tmd to my patients, i tell them that everyone has TMJ (unless some type of mutation, cancer or accident.) TMJ is the anatomy of the jaw joints- (t) temporal bone on upper maxilla; (m) mandible- lower jaw; (j) joints- where the two meet in a complex of tendons, ligaments, etc. Tmd are the symptoms exhibited by someone who has a problem with the TMJ complex- locking, popping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple solution: See OFP specialist. Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the face, TMJ disorders, locking jaw as well as, associated headaches and neck pain. Orofacial pain patients can be treated with conservative, non-surgical and reversible procedures. They are the experts in this field. ...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
A few ideas: 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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