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Dr. Robert Stoner
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Temporomandibular Disorders (Overview)

A disorder of the temporomandibular joint and/or associated structures. See a TMD-orofacial pain doc for assessment.


Dr. Robert Stoner
96 doctors shared insights

Temporomandibular Disorders (Overview)

A disorder of the temporomandibular joint and/or associated structures. See a TMD-orofacial pain doc for assessment.


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What are the symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

What are the symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

TMD: Jaw joint noises, limited mandibular range of motion, jaw muscle soreness and hypertrophy, bite changes, facial symetry changes, difficulty eating and/or speaking, frequent temporalis headaches. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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Is it possible for braces to cause temporomandibular joint disorders (tmj)?

Is it possible for braces to cause temporomandibular joint disorders (tmj)?

Yes: Orthodontic treatments to stable relationships can be part of the correction for TMJ problems. Orthodontics that place the joint in a compromised position can be part of the cause. ...Read more

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Could a orthodontist treat temporomandibular disorders?

Could a orthodontist treat temporomandibular disorders?

Of course: the orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics are the first specialty created in the field of dentistry. By definition orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Ask your orthodontist for more information. ...Read more

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Take your medications
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Balance work and play
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Know your limits
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Visit your doctors regularly
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Does anyone out there know of a good treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder pains?

Does anyone out there know of a good treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder pains?

TMJ expert: See a TMJ expert. Very complex disorder. I disagree with another clinician who recommeded "see your dentist, and then a rheumatologist". Things you can do include soft diet, jaw stretching exercises, antiinflammatory medication. Avoid clenching and grinding of your teeth. Meditation will help. Avoid unecessary stress. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure temporomandibular joint disorder TMJ or tmd?

What is the best way to cure temporomandibular joint disorder TMJ or tmd?

Treatment: Tmj/tmd can be caused by stress and clenching or grinding of teeth. Sometimes tmd can occur without clinching or grinding. For "treatment" otc nsaids are good for a short amount of time as well as prescription steroids. If symptoms persist, you should be seen by on oral surgeon who specialized in tmd. A fitted mouth guard may be what you need. ...Read more

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See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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How long does TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain last and whatcan I do to get rid of it?

How long does TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain last and whatcan I do to get rid of it?

TMD treatment: Most instances of pain in the tm joints and associated muscles are self limiting and will go away on there own. Treatmments such as bite adjustments, orthodontics and surgery are very seldom necessary. Studies have shown that the bite relationship has very little if any relationship to tmds. Treatment should alsways be a conservative as possible; physical therapy, rest, medications if needed. ...Read more

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