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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 2 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 2 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 2 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?
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?
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?
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?
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