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Sore On Tongue From Tmj Splint
Can TMJ cause itchy achy deep ear pain? I have ear pain when swallowing, jaw clicks, sore under ear and neck. Dr says jaw opens crooked. It's annoying
Face mildly aches, lip/tongue tingles often, TM joint sore to touch. No stabbing pain like TN, no TN triggers on face. Is this TMJ? (could it be?)
Neck thoracic lumbar & TMJ/Biting tongue past 4 am's tip numb 6 hrs now Where 2 get $$ help for new splint Tongue feels lg in mouth teeth crowding?
Tongue sore like I bit it but didn't. Ear hurts a little too. Been to ENT. Seen nothing. PCP says tmj. Could this be cancer? No swollen nodes or sores
Anything possible: But you have already been extensively evaluated without discovery of anything suspicious, and a proposed diagnosis has been made. Cancer is highly improbable - but if you are a drinker, smoker, chew tobacco or have HPV infection you should be rechecked with regularity, perhaps yearly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to cure tmj? My symptoms are jaw ache on the right side, feeling of ulcer near tongue, difficult to chew & eat, ache near neck.
Oh my ! Two issues : At once! miserable. Get your dentist to treat the ulcer with medication/prescribe topical meds. Lasers work well too. Your TMJ issue needs proper diagnosis. A good start is to locate a dentist that treats the issue ;get into a passive bite guard/splint that is balanced to your bite ; allows for proper function. Symptoms of "tmj" many times are more about muscle issues ; proper diagnosis is essenti. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: A dentist who has had advanced training in orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders is best equiped to manage these disorders. Orthodontic training alone does not typicaly adequetly train the practitioner to be fully competant in this field of dentistry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have had over 6 months TMJ treatment ( pt and splint ) but TMJ still not fully resolved. Is it time to get an MRI scan?
Possibly: It depends on the level of breakdown our of your joints... If you have a full anterior disk displacement without reduction, then the answer is likely yes, to get an MRI for baseline... If the breakdown is extra capsular, or in the muscles, then possibly not...Depending on the severity, and remodeling of the joint, resolution can take 2-3 years... Also depends on parafunction (clenching/grinding). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can loss of front and bottom teeth height contribute to tmj, tongue enlargement, and posterior crossbite from clenching. ?
Yes and ...: A relationship exists between how your teeth fit together, how your joints and muscles are able to function, how the head works with the neck and other actions such as swallowing and breathing. When a patient loses his/her teeth something has to give. This can be bite, tmj, sleep problems and a host of other aspects. Treatments need to restore all of these to be effective or pain will result. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have tmj, I woke up this morning with jaw pain that runs to my back. I rub my back and it feels so sore. What's going on?
TMJ pain to upper ba: Your TMJ involves more than your jaw. The joint on each side of your skull is in the temporal bone, which attaches to other bones and muscles including ones in your neck and back. There's also a small bone under your jaw, hyoid, with muscles to the t as well as to the shoulder blade (omohyoid muscle). See your dentist or another TMJ specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers