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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 3 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 4 more doctor answers
Would taking tyrosine help with recovery after antipsychotic use or alleviate tmj. Is it recommended not to supplement with tyrosine?
I have TMJ and the symtpoms are gradually subsiding but changing daily. Is this normal and will it go totaly in time?
I was recently been diagnosed with TMJ disorder. I am in pain from this up to a few times a day and seems to get worse. What can I do for relief?
Soft diet etc: 1) soft diet - no chewing for 2 weeks 2) antiinflammatory medication around the clock (motrin or alleve or advil) 3) ice, a bag of frozen peas against the jaw joint for 20 minutes four times a day 4) dental evaluation and possibly an nti occlusal device to prevent clenching and/or grinding while you sleep. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
How often and how long is it OK to have TMJ disorder before I should seek help? I get TMJ a few times a year and now it's been twenty days Ive had it.
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 ›
If the tmj retrodiscal tissue tears entirely and choose only the conservative method., what can happen in long time( as 1 year )?
If left untreated,: the possibility of hemarthrosis or deterioration in the quality of the synovial fluid presents the chance for adhesion, ankylosis formation between the condyle and temporal bone articulating surface. See Orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and conservative treatment. ...Read more
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
You mean TMD?: Temporal mandibular joint dysfunction is often a life long condition that may or may not be progressive depending on factors unique to the individual. If you feel you have this condition, it is best to see a dentist who can diagnose and treat your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've had TMJ for a few years and it's annoying but it's never been painful. Will it get worse over time without treatment?
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