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What is the recovery time for a TMJ surgery and time to bespent in the hospital?

What is the recovery time for a TMJ surgery and time to bespent in the hospital?

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 more

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What is the recovery like for TMJ arthroscopy?

What is the recovery like for TMJ arthroscopy?

Speedy recovery: TMJ arthroscopy is a procedure that is a little more involved and invasive than a lavage. Recovery time from this surgery is several days to a week. ...Read more

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With TMJ disorder, during recovery will the joint heal back in right place?

With TMJ disorder, during recovery will the joint heal back in right place?

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 more

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With TMJ disorder, during recovery will the joint heal back into it's proper place?

With TMJ disorder, during recovery will the joint heal back into it's proper place?

Maybe: Maybe, but many times not. Even is successfully treated cases. You want your symptoms improved, not necessarily "joint in its proper position?. ...Read more

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I have TMJ and the symtpoms are gradually subsiding but changing daily. Is this normal and will it go totaly in time?

Possibly no: If TMJ is occurring at this present time in your life, unfortunately you may find it returning sometime in the future! get it evaluated no by a dentost and see of there are any treatments available. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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.

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.

It is time to see: oral surgeon , now innovative treatment techniques are available, speak to your dentist first to guide your treatment and no need to suffer . ...Read more

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If the tmj retrodiscal tissue tears entirely and choose only the conservative method., what can happen in long time( as 1 year )?

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

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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 more

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What causes clogged ears ? And popin them all the time ? Bedside tmj

What causes clogged ears ? And popin them all the time ? Bedside tmj

The most common: Cause of clogged ears is ear wax. The accumulation can be considerable over time. Consult with your PCP or an otolaryngologist to have your ears checked. A quick exam can confirm or rule out a wax issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can TMJ sometimes take a very long time to go - even with treatment - like three years?

Can TMJ sometimes take a very long time to go - even with treatment - like three years?

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 more

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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?

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?

Possibly: It's difficult to predict if years of wear and tear will ever worsen a specific situation. Common sense says that it will. See an oral surgeon for a complete workup. ...Read more

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