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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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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?)

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?)

TMJ and Anxiety: There is a link between anxiety symptoms and TMJ. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your doctor can provide you with diagnosis and treatment options or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Have TMJ that radiates down to my neck and causes a spasm in neck muscles. DDS said I can get mouth guard at pharm. Should I see ortho or OTC splints?

Have TMJ that radiates down to my neck and causes a spasm in neck muscles. DDS said I can get mouth guard at pharm. Should I see ortho or OTC splints?

OTC Guard: I'm not a fan of OTC mouthguards... they never fit correctly and are not really adjustable. If your dentist is not comfortable treating TMJ issues with a custom bruxism guard, then it's time to seek a second opinion. Consult with an orthodontist who can advise you if any malocclusion is contributing to your TMJ issues. ...Read more

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Can intensly pushing tounge to roof of mouth and TMJ issues cause tounge to burn and be sore Also tigh tthroat or is it because of my oral hpv?

Can intensly pushing tounge to roof of mouth and TMJ issues cause tounge to burn and be sore Also tigh tthroat or is it because of my oral hpv?

Unrelated: There really is little to link your symptoms with your TMJ or oral HPV. Your burning tongue is likely caused by another medical condition. Se your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Soreness behind wisdom tooth on hard palate. No lesion been to ent and dentist says muscular tmj. Does it cause mouth pain? Klonopin (clonazepam) helps a lot.

Soreness behind wisdom tooth on hard palate. No lesion been to ent and dentist says muscular tmj. Does it cause mouth pain? Klonopin (clonazepam) helps a lot.

In sever conditions: You can experience some pain in oral cavity, that could be an irritated guns from the cleaning that you recently had, that would go away in a day or two while following good oral hygiene through brushing and flossing, if persists consult your dentist, an exams and X-ray may be required. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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I have a lisp because of my TMJ splint. How do I get rid of this?

I have a lisp because of my TMJ splint. How do I get rid of this?

Adjustment: It's natural to have speech changes with anything put into your mouth. Usually a simple adjustment can take care of speech issues lasting for a while. Usually your mouth and tongue will learn the appliance and will be back to normal shortly. ...Read more

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What do you think is better a orthodontist or a dentist for TMJ splint?

What do you think is better a orthodontist or a dentist for TMJ splint?

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 more

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Is it most relaxing for jaw for your tongue to sit between teeth with tmj?

Is it most relaxing for jaw for your tongue to sit between teeth with tmj?

Not normal position: At postural rest normal tongue position is on floor of mouth. If you need to put tongue between teeth, it's your bodies way of telling you there is something wrong with your occlusion causing or contributing to your TMJ symptoms. See an orthodontist for occlusal evaluation. Most of the time (90%) when malocclusion corrected, TMJ symptoms diminish or disappear. ...Read more

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Temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) help needed. Don't want to take pills. Wear splint?

Temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) help needed. Don't want to take pills. Wear splint?

Many options: When it comes to TMJ problems, according to the severity of the case, treatment can vary from. Night guards, splints, heat and or steroids therapy.. ...Read more

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Can loss of front and bottom teeth height contribute to tmj, tongue enlargement, and posterior crossbite from clenching.?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Insurance only covers surgery for tmj, I don't want surgery, don't have $1k for a splint, have biteguard but only protects teeth. What can I do?

Insurance only covers surgery for tmj, I don't want surgery, don't have $1k for a splint, have biteguard but only protects teeth. What can I do?

Medication, too: Use the bite guard nightly for now... Ask for a muscle relaxant to reduce the force of clenching/grinding... Put a little money aside and save up for the splint... ...Read more

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After wearing a 24htmj decompression splint for the last 6months& my teeth are in contact only on front. It is hard to eat, TMJ pain. Is it normal?

After wearing a 24htmj decompression splint for the last 6months& my teeth are in contact only on front. It is hard to eat, TMJ pain. Is it normal?

Anterior displacemen: I assume that your disc is still anteriorally displaced and you have closed locking of the jaw joints. Hard to say without a history and exam. I would certainly inform the dentist/specialist who delivered you the splint and ask for options. I do some specialized treatment to conservatively get the mandible backward to try and get the teeth touching in the posterior again. Hope they do too! ...Read more

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I need a specialist for my daughter who has suffered from osteomylitis of her TMJ and undergone multiple surgeries currently wearing a dental splint a?

I need a specialist for my daughter who has suffered from osteomylitis of her TMJ and undergone multiple surgeries currently wearing a dental splint a?

You need two...: The loss of the temporomandibular joint may actually need the intervention of two specialists-- an oral surgeon to manage the refractory infection, and a prosthodontist to compensate for bite changes. Ideally, these specialists would work collaboratively. To find an oral surgeon and a prosthodontist, follow these two links:
http://www. Aaoms. Org/findoms. Php
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http://tinyurl. Com/ajhbc8w. ...Read more

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My orthodontist wants me to take Mobic (meloxicam) for 30 days to help heal my TMJ. Along with splint therapy. Any opinion on if this will help. Is Mobic (meloxicam) ok?

My orthodontist wants me to take Mobic (meloxicam) for 30 days to help heal my TMJ. Along with splint therapy. Any opinion on if this will help. Is Mobic (meloxicam) ok?

NSAID: It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is used to treat arthritis. It reduces pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints.

http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-18173/mobic-oral/details ...Read more

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What can be done on the situation of TMJ anteriour disc displacement? I am wearing 24 hours splint, had 2 arthroscopies and still have inflammation. My jaw has limited opening.

What can be done on the situation of TMJ anteriour disc displacement? I am wearing 24 hours splint, had 2 arthroscopies and still have inflammation. My jaw has limited opening.

See OFP specialist: Orofacial pain patients can be treated with conservative, non-surgical and reversible procedures. Surgical treatment of the disk may be done, with variable success and not recommended. See OFP specialist, they are the experts in this field. ...Read more

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If the joint disc is recaptured successfully using splint TMJ treatment, does the issue ever become cured? Is there any point where an oral appliance doesn't need to be worn anymore and the joint is fully healed/normal?

If the joint disc is recaptured successfully using splint TMJ treatment, does the issue ever become cured? Is there any point where an oral appliance doesn't need to be worn anymore and the joint is fully healed/normal?

In a perfect world: The therapy can help to heal and stabilize the joint. However, we often have habits that can stress the joint and supporting structures, like clenching, These need to be stopped or preventive measures instituted. Consult your dentist. ...Read more

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Are TMJ splints and grinding guards the same?

Are TMJ splints and grinding guards the same?

Different: Grinding guards, or night guards, try to give you something to grind on, to destroy plastic instead of tooth. Problem is, the damage to muscles and joints is not eliminated and grinding can get worse.
Splints try to reduce symptoms (pain). Some can even stop grinding. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my splint for TMJ isn't helping what should I do!?

Tmj treatment: TREATMENT FOR JAW JOINT DYSFUNCTION AND PAIN SHOULD BE MULTI-FACETED and continue over many months. This could include home exercise, physical therapy, muscle laser therapy. The oral appliance is just one part. The type of oral appliance is important as well.
your dentist should have extra training to help you best ...Read more

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What is the best bite splint for TMJ clencher?

What is the best bite splint for TMJ clencher?

Depends: There are many varieties of bite splints and no one mouthpiece works for everyone...It depends on symptoms and tooth alignment. There are soft, hard, upper, lower, thin, thick mouthpieces. Need to be evaluated...I would not value a mouthpiece obtained online or at a local sports or pharmacy. Custom made mouthpieces are recommended. ...Read more

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Help docs! My splint for TMJ isn't helping what should I do!?

Help docs! My splint for TMJ isn't helping what should I do!?

Surgery: If splints, medication, physical therapy do not help, and symptoms are intolerable, most patients can be helped with arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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My splint for TMJ isn't helping. Need an idea of what should I do!?

My splint for TMJ isn't helping. Need an idea of what should I do!?

TMJ splints: There are lots of different types of splints, varying complexities ; severities of tmd\tmjoint problems as well as wide range of knowledge and experience of dentists who 'treat' TMJ issues. Step #1-discuss with the dentist who made the splint. If the answer does not make sense and the treatment doesn't help, go to step #2- find a dentist with extensive training ; experience treating these issues. ...Read more

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How effective is TMJ splint therapy?

How effective is TMJ splint therapy?

Many factors: There are many different causes of tmd (temperomandibular disorder) with varying levels of pain/symptoms. Therefore, there are different modes of treatment and varying levels of success. Having said that, splint therapy is typically a first line treatment recommendation and then go from there. A diet with softer foods, anti-inflammatory medication, and intraoral massage are also used often. ...Read more

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Can I break a tooth with a TMJ splint in?

Can I break a tooth with a TMJ splint in?

Yes: It is best if a hard acrylic splint is constructed after the upper and lower dentitions are repaired if necessary- decay removed, etc. I realize that often the tmj/tmd has to be under control in order to have a comfortable appointment to fix the teeth...So a double edged sword exists. So yes, teeth can break from a splint, often the opposing teeth to the splint or the teeth anchoring the splint. ...Read more

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Why would a dentist give you a splint for tmj?

Why would a dentist give you a splint for tmj?

Treatment: The splint helps prevent parafunctional forces from tooth to tooth contact, which in turn decreases stresses on your joints and muscles of the jaw. ...Read more

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Should I wear my splint after having a TMJ surgery?

Unclear: There are too many variables to answer that question. It depends on what type of splint you have (there are dozens of different types) & what type of TMJ surgery you're going to have. There's no "one size fits all" answer to this question. Only your surgeon (perhaps in consultation with your dentist) can answer that question for you specifically. You may need a different type of splint afterwards. ...Read more

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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more