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Symptoms Of Tmj Disorders
What are the symptoms of poorly designed or fitted dental bridge.? What are the symptoms of TMJ disorders in mouth.?
Anatomy vs symptoms: When i explain tmj/tmd to my patients, i tell them that everyone has TMJ (unless some type of mutation, cancer or accident.) TMJ is the anatomy of the jaw joints- (t) temporal bone on upper maxilla; (m) mandible- lower jaw; (j) joints- where the two meet in a complex of tendons, ligaments, etc. Tmd are the symptoms exhibited by someone who has a problem with the TMJ complex- locking, popping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is TMJ (temporomandibular joint)? What kind of health probides handle TMJ disorders and what are the symptoms?
TMJ\TMD: The term "tmj" stands for temporomandibular joint, and is the name of the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Many people suffer from tmd (temporomandibular dysfunction) which referes to a host of problems such as pain on opening\closing, joint noises, locking of the jaw, etc. General dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists (and mfos) can treat this. A few specialize in this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is sinus pressure a symptom of TMJ disorder? Best ways to relieve TMJD symptoms? Which OTC pain relief medicine is safest/most effective for TMJD?
Not usually...: Sinus pressure is usually not a symptom of TMJ disorder. Remember that there are lots of other things that can cause pain attributed to TMD, so having a full evaluation by your doctor is important. If indeed the diagnosis is TMD, then a trial of an OTC NSAID (Ibuprofen, Aleve) is common. Other meds, more education and a change in habit/behaviors that make it worse can be discussed with your doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tingling in face when chewing?? Can this this be a symptom of my already existing TMJ disorder? Or is it not possible to TMJ to cause tingling?
While nothing is: While nothing is impossible, tingling in face would not be a likely result of TMD\TMJ Dysfunction. I would first consult with a dentist experienced treating TMJoint Dysfunction. You might be referred to your PCP or Neurologist if the dentist concurs with my suspicion and there are no other apparent dental causes such as an infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TX can vary: The cause of your tmj/tmd, if known and the duration of your problem, may dictate the treatment. Often treatment for TMJ can vary from person to person and also may sometimes involve seeing other doctors. Physical therapy, tens, ultrasound therapy, exercises, and mouthpieces are the most standard types of treatment. You may need combinations of all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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