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Recovery Time From Tmj
What is the surgery to fix TMJ like? I've been told that to fix my tmj, i'm going to need surgery. What is that procedure usually like? How long is the recovery time?
Be conservative: The majority of pain symptoms related with TMJ disorder can be alleviated with non-surgical, conservative treatment approaches. Surgery should be reserved for severe trauma cases (car accidents) where fractures are involved. Tmj therapy (in most cases) also does not involve extensive reconstructions or orthodontics. Be sure you're comfortable with the suggested options before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: The bite can often be corrected to a position that allows the disc to return to its natural position. This is not always the case. Ligaments have been stretched, and there can be damage to the disc itself. More important than disc position is the relief of signs and symptoms, being pain free and having a full range of, motion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would taking tyrosine help with recovery after antipsychotic use or alleviate tmj. Is it recommended not to supplement with tyrosine?
Less than 3 months ago i was diagnosed with TMJ or tmd? Since that time the left side of my face has not been functioning at all. Is this normal?
No, needs treatment: Tmj\tmd needs to be diagnosed and treated in the early stages to prevent more serious problems as time goes on. You need to be properly evaluated and treated by a dentist who is knowledgeable in this area. This won't go away on its own. There are many conservative treatment modalities available to relieve your pain, safeguard your teeth and joints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My left TMJ has changed from hurting badly and limited opening to not hurting very much. It is opening much better but has small clicks all the time. What does it mean?
Displaced disk: Clicking usually means a displaced disc.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have TMJ and the symtpoms are gradually subsiding but changing daily. Is this normal and will it go totaly in time?
I have TMJ and lately its been really bad. It hurts to chew on my entire left side and a lot of the time it pops when i eat. What can I do?
A few things.: . 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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