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How To Cure Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Treatment: Tmj/tmd can be caused by stress and clenching or grinding of teeth. Sometimes tmd can occur without clinching or grinding. For "treatment" otc nsaids are good for a short amount of time as well as prescription steroids. If symptoms persist, you should be seen by on oral surgeon who specialized in tmd. A fitted mouth guard may be what you need.See 5 more doctor answers
Inflammation: Temporomandicular joint disorder (TMJ) is a common inflammatory condition of the joint between your jaw bone and your skull at the temples. This joint is subject to trauma, overuse, arthritis, etc. Just like any other joint. If you suspect this condition, see your family doctor or internist for treatment options and a possible referral.See 2 more doctor answers
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck clicking and popping, difficulty to swallow, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ.See 3 more doctor answers
Can be painful: Tmj, temporomandibular joint disorder can cause pain in the joint at rest or while chewing. Typical management includes soft diet, use of antiinflammatories like Motrin and warm compress. If pain persists, see your provider or an oral maxillofacial surgeon for work-up and additional management.See 3 more doctor answers
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Common symptoms of TMJ disorders are: pain, limited jaw opening, Clicking, popping noises, etc. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management.See 1 more doctor answer
Jaw joint: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refers to conditions that involve this anatomical area that today are referred to as tmd, temporomandibular disorders, a group of various conditions involving the breakdown of any, some or all of the differing components of the tmj.See 3 more doctor answers
TMD: Jaw joint noises, limited mandibular range of motion, jaw muscle soreness and hypertrophy, bite changes, facial symetry changes, difficulty eating and/or speaking, frequent temporalis headaches.See 3 more doctor answers
A few things: 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.See 5 more doctor answers
TMD: TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders) refer to pathological problems within and surrounding the joint. Some derangement of structures. Many types. See an oral surgeon for expert advice.See 2 more doctor answers
Jaw joint: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refers to conditions that involve this anatomical area that today are referred to as tmd, temporomandibular disorders, a group of various conditions involving the breakdown of any, some or all of the differing components of the tmj.See 4 more doctor answers
Stretching: The muscles that surround the TMJ joint are used for chewing so they're very strong and often get too tight. The therapist will massage these facial muscles and gently stretch them to loosen them up, relieving pressure on the joint. They may also use heat and ultrasound to help.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 5 more doctor answers
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Would naproxen 500mg help facial/cheek swelling go down for temporomandibular joint disorder (tmj)? How long should it take?
TMJ expert: See a TMJ expert. Very complex disorder. I disagree with another clinician who recommeded "see your dentist, and then a rheumatologist". Things you can do include soft diet, jaw stretching exercises, antiinflammatory medication. Avoid clenching and grinding of your teeth. Meditation will help. Avoid unecessary stress.See 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have temporomandibular joint disorder (tjds), which I think is causing ear aches, is there any treatment?
TMJoint treatment: Find a dentist in your area with extensive training and experience treating patients with TMD\TMJoint Dysfunction for an evaluation and discussion of treatment modalities.See 2 more doctor answers
What is TMJ (temporomandibular joint)? What kind of health probides handle TMJ disorders and what are the symptoms?
TMJ\TMD: The term "tmj" stands for temporomandibular joint, and is the name of the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Many people suffer from tmd (temporomandibular dysfunction) which referes to a host of problems such as pain on opening\closing, joint noises, locking of the jaw, etc. General dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists (and mfos) can treat this. A few specialize in this.See 3 more doctor answers
How to treat temporomandibular joint disorders? I got the symptomps already for 2 years n it becomes more hurt recently. : (
Go to your dentist.: Tmj are usually treated initially by dentists. Warm compresses sometimes help. The dentist will determine if there are poor alignments in the teeth and may prescribe splints. Psychological help can help by relaxation techniques and muscle relaxants. There are other medications used as well when the usual treatment does not work. Good luck.
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