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How Effective Can Splint Therapy Be For Tmj And Jaw Joint Problems
Highly: The right type of appliance, properly designed and adjusted very precisely can be very effective. Most appliances lack these features and don't deliver the full diagnostic and therapeutic potential of this non-invasive approach. Carefully done, an anatomical orthosis can al, ist always eliminate he need for invasive and painful surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Great!: An oral orthotic (spint/night guard), designed correctly for the correct problem, can be very helpful. The etiology (cause) of the problem also needs to be addressed. Parafunctional habits like clenching, grinding, gum chewing, biting finger nails, chewing ice? Arthritis? Past trauma? ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I am 75, I have a TMJ problem, where my jaw joint is. Is twin block or bionator better for TMJ conditions?
I was hit by an airbag 10yrs ago resulting in tmj. I have tried everything from splints to arthrocentesis. The MRI shows both joints are damaged & displaced & the lower jaw bone is now flat. Surgery is scheduled. Is this my best option?
Depends: Probably. Depends on the surgeon, and the surgery. Open surgery or artlhroscopic. Your surgeon should have vast experience with TMJ surgery Arthroscopic surgery much less invasive. Can be indicated even in a case like yours. Are you also being managed by a TMJ non-surgical specialist? You should be. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have joint instability( my knees shake when i bend them), TMJ type symptoms(also a joint) and basically joint problems. Can mold cause this?
I have had a TMJ jaw joint flush 4 weeks ago, and my tinnitus hasn't gone away. What can I do?, I really hate tinnitus.
Tinnitus: is very common, affecting an estimated 50 million adults in the U.S. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom. The best way to find a solution is to contact the American Tinnitus Association for a specialist near you. Here is the link:http://www.ata.org/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The clicking noise is made when you open or close your mandible, the noise come because the disk that covers the mandibular condyle is slipping off or if it s squeezed while the mandible is moving. This is not a normal condition of your joints. If you have pain you need to seek help and in general an occlusal guard professionally made can do the trick. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Severe jaw joint pain started 24 hours ago, right side. pain when opening mouth and clenching. Should I go to the ER? Worse as day went on. TMJ?
My jaw feels locked most of the time. Could this be possible TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder)?
TMJ Dysfunction: Yes. Your description is certainly relevant to TMJ syndrome or dysfunction. "locking" of the joint can happen when the cartilaginous disk that rests between the bones that make up this joint becomes displaced, which can make opening your jaw difficult or painful. Currently, there are several different treatment options available. I recommend a consultation with a qualified specialist in TMJ tx. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I woke up several days ago with a pain in my left jaw joint. It has been difficult to open my mouth and chew. If it is TMJ what can I do?
If you have bone loss in a jaw joint due to TMJ, can the bone loss be reversed or undone? Can the jaw joint be made healthy and normal again?
If the joint disc is recaptured successfully using splint TMJ treatment, does the issue ever become cured? Is there any point where an oral appliance doesn't need to be worn anymore and the joint is fully healed/normal?
The bite i wear for TMJ helps a lot my jaw feels nice and loose and no pain when I have it in but when i take it out and bite all the way down i get a lot of pain where the jaw joint comes together why?
Tmj ( no jaw joint damage on X-ray ) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head.Will this go?
Small lump on right jaw joint near ear lobe ~ pops outward when open mouth. When eat or drink a cold item, pain in lump & on down to lower molars. TMJ?
Coincidental: You may have two simultaneous coincidental problems. You may have dysfunction of your jaw joint with disc displacement, and you may have infected teeth. Please call a Dentist and make an appointment before your chronic problems become severely acute. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crackling in ears,pressure in ears, pain around & deep in ears, headaches,tenderness under ears near bottom jaw joint, neck aches shoulder aches.Tmj?
Typical TMJ symptoms: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, pressure in ears, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of sinus infection/ear infections. New symptoms of mastoiditis, pain behind ear, hot red ear, went into ENT, everything checked out normal, was told TMJ "bad jaw joint".
Woke up moisture in ear, and pain only in ear, hurts when exhaling.
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