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How Can I Train Myself To Not Keep My Jaw Tight To Avoid Tmj
Does TMJ always cause pain? I have tightness on right jaw and wondering if that's what i have. No pain just overall discomfort feeling.
Bruxism: Clenching or grinding can cause muscle hypertrophy and tightness in the musculature of the tmj. So can xs gum chewing. There are other systemic conditions that also can cause this sensation as well as medicines that cause muscles to cramp. Get a dental evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My jaw tenses up and won't release on one side . It doesn't lock up its just really tight. Could I have TMJ without the clicking ?
Yes: Some joint displacement and pterygoid hypertrophy (jaw tightness) are usually the result of chronic nocturnal (nighttime) clenching. These nighttime events create tremendous muscle force and activity that can be at play. Find a dentist trained in treating jaw tension with a nti devise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have jaw pain / TMJ, but have tightness and sometimes pain that radiates to my cheeks and Chin. Why does it radiate to these other areas?
Suffering from TMJ for over 1yr. No jaw spint just pt. Ear stuffiness improved but left with terrible tightness in front of ear. Will it go in time?
Treat the cause: Pt won't do much for relieving the symptoms of tmj\tmd. What is most important is to remove or minimize the cause of the problem. This may be an occlusal (bite) problem, misalignment of the jaw from an habitual bite, bruxism, stress, etc. Why is a splint not being used? One cannot control bruxism, if you have it, while you sleep. Have you been evaluated by a dentist with extensive training and. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had jaw pain/TMJ for 4 months now. I eat a mostly soft foods diet, but why, when I turn my heart sharply I get tightness in my cheeks and chin?
See dentist first: Who evaluated your pain? A general dentist, oral surgeon, neurologist or primary care MD? If no consults were done, start with the dentist. Is there a history of trauma to the area? There are many variables to be addressed, see a doctor of your choice ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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