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How do I tell if I have TMJ syndrome?

How do I tell if  I have TMJ syndrome?

Other symptoms: Add to the list ear symptoms like ringing, stuffiness or pain, vertigo. Also, neck pain, pain at the corner of the jaw as well as clicking and popping of the joints. ...Read more

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I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in ! thanks?

I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in ! thanks?

TMJ vs. Wisdom Pain: Tmj pain usually is a pain in front of the ear with popping and clicking. It can also cause headaches and muscle pain radiating from the lower jaw to the temple. Wisdom tooth pain usually is a gum infection as the tooth is trying to erupt. It is difficult to keep clean and debris creates an unclean gum infection with inflammation, pain and swelling. It can sometimes also be difficult to close. ...Read more

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I think I have TMJ syndrome? How do I get tested?

I think I have TMJ syndrome? How do I get tested?

A few things: Common TMJ symptoms: pain/tenderness of face, jaw joint area, ear, neck and shoulders, limited mouth opening, jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position, jaw joint clicking, popping, or grating sounds, , painful chewing, ear symptoms (hearing loss, imbalance, ear ringing, stuffiness). Complicated problem to sort out. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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I have TMJ syndrome in my jaw, what causes my jaw to lock up?

I have TMJ syndrome in my jaw, what causes my jaw to lock up?

Displaced disk: The internal anatomy of the TMJ has a soft tissue disk that prevents bone on bone function. If this is displaced it can get in the way and prevent normal jaw function limiting opening and giving the sensation of a locked jaw. ...Read more

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What to do about TMJ syndrome?

What to do about TMJ syndrome?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain 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 more

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What can I do to relieve my TMJ syndrome?

What can I do to relieve my TMJ syndrome?

Consult a specialist: Symptoms of tmj/tmd are best addressed by a practitioner who specializes in the treatment of these disorders. These symptoms can mimic other medical problems, so a doctor who dedicates himself to the treatment of patients with your problem has the experience to properly diagnose your condition. Moreover, he/she will likely have several treatment modalities at his/her disposal to treat you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: TMJ syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: TMJ syndrome?

TMJ: Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd#1 ...Read more

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What are some things i can do to help my TMJ syndrome? The pain is really bad, and pain relievers arent helping.

What are some things i can do to help my TMJ syndrome? The pain is really bad, and pain relievers arent helping.

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 more

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Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Yes: There's no question that jaw locking , open lock or a closed lock is definitely a symptom of temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (tmj or tmd). ...Read more

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Hi, I'm Currently Seeking a New PCP and/or a Specialist (pain management) Who is Familiar With TMJ SYNDROME. Thank You.

Hi, 
I'm Currently Seeking a New PCP and/or a Specialist  (pain management) Who is Familiar With TMJ SYNDROME. Thank You.

You need to: see an Oralfacial Pain Doctor. This is a Dentist that specializes in pain and treatment of conditions of the jaw and face. You didn't specify which part of the US you are in, you may want to ask again and specify the town and state and we may be able to help more. ...Read more

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