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My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?

My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?

TMJ disorder : What you are describing is classic for TMJ - a inflammation of your jaw hinge joint. Start with ibuprofen, avoid hard foods, avoid chewing gum, apply warm compress, and get into to see your dentist. It can be made significantly worse by night time teeth grinding. ...Read more

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Will jaw alignment surgery help my tmj?

Will jaw alignment surgery help my tmj?

Very possibly: If your jaw is misaligned, and you have TMJ problems, then surgery to correct the misalignment, or orthognathic surgery, may very well help your TMJ symptoms. Our goal in treatment is to relieve pain and restore nomad function. If the jaws don't function properly because they don't line up with each other, then orthognathic surgery can be curative. Often times, jaw misalignment can cause TMJ probs. ...Read more

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Would jaw alignment surgery help my TMJ disorder?

Would jaw alignment surgery help my TMJ disorder?

Depends: Surgery should be considered the last resort for TMJ disorders. Sometimes there is no other choice, but i would seek out more than one opinion before having it done. ...Read more

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What causes TMJ and jaw misalignment?

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What causes TMJ and jaw misalignment?

TMJ disorder cause: can occur when there is a problem that involve the masticatory muscles, the temporomandibular joint and associated structures, or both. See orofacial pain practitioner for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can TMJ specialists dislocate the jaws?

Can TMJ specialists dislocate the jaws?

Caution: It is possible that dislocation could happen. It is unlikely that someone who treats this disorder would cause the event through therapy. ...Read more

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Why is my temporomandibular joint jaw opening slanted?

Why is my temporomandibular joint jaw opening slanted?

Jaw deviation TMJ: Likely a TMj problem. When one TMJ is involved, the jaw will often deviate to that side. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Clicking in left jaw and locking up means?

Clicking in left jaw and locking up means?

Jaw Click: That sounds possibly like TMJ (temperomandibular joint) syndrome. It's an inflammation of the muscles/ tendons of the area of the jaw. Best treatment is conservative. Avoid eating ice or hard, chewy foods and take an NSAID ( like aleve/motrin) with food if it hurts. If the problem persists, you might need to be prescribed a muscle relaxant or have to use a mouth guard ( to limit teeth grinding). ...Read more

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Could braces improve my jaw popping?

Could braces improve my jaw popping?

Depends: Depends on whether or not the bite problem is related to the popping. Joint popping is the TMJ disk out of position. Joint popping can occur in perfect bites. The majority of patients with bite problems do not have popping joints. ...Read more

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Tmj c spine issues. Clicking left TMJ and neck without doing really anything.No big TMJ pain now, just clicking.Do stretches strengthening exercises. Mri 12/2012 shows cervical damage, but not on tmj.

Tmj c spine issues. Clicking left TMJ and neck without doing really anything.No big TMJ pain now, just clicking.Do stretches strengthening exercises. Mri 12/2012 shows cervical damage, but not on tmj.

If you have : Severe clinching it can exacerbate neck problems. Medically, Clonazepam at night can help decrease this reflex, it's also known as bruxism and should be addressed in light of neck pain, devices can be helpful but in combination with med can give best result in my opinion, look up bruxism, bring info to doctor, good luck. ...Read more

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Deviated jaw and TMJ pain, what can help?

Deviated jaw and TMJ pain, what can help?

Medical attention: Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder may include: Pain and ache in the jaw Facial pain Locking of the jaw in open or closed position Ache around the ears Difficulty chewing or discomfort during chewing General advise is to avoid hard, chewy food but if the tenderness is persistent or if jaw can not be opened or closed completely to seek medical attention from a doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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How good is splint therapy for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

How good is splint therapy for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

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 more

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TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing. Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing.  Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ: These are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Most TMJ dysfunction is caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), or a bad bite. Make an appointment with your dentist or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction for an examination. You might also want to see an ENT specialist to rule out any ear or head and neck infections. ...Read more

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My jaw keeps clicking. Is this a symptom of TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)?

My jaw keeps clicking. Is this a symptom of TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)?

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 more

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Head jerking, and jaw popping?

Head jerking, and jaw popping?

TMJ and?: jaw popping is your TMJ disk out of position. Jaw jerking strange sign. See your MD. ...Read more

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