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Does anyone know about tmd temporomandibular disorders?

Does anyone know about tmd temporomandibular disorders?

TMD: Temporomandibular disorders, or tmd, are a broad range of problems that can occur with the temporomandibular joint, or tmj. They can manifest as pain in the jaw or ear, headaches, jaw joint clicking, popping or grating, locking of the jaw closed or open, and changes in the occlusion, or bite. They can usually be managed by a soft, non-chewing diet, moist heat and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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How do you deal with tmd (temporomandibular disorders)?

How do you deal with tmd (temporomandibular disorders)?

Diagnosis is key: Tmd is a collection of disorders related to the jaw. It can include muscles, the jaw join, and ligaments or tendons. Treatment depends upon the diagnosis because different diagnosis respond better to some treatment than others.
Prior to starting treatment make sure you have a diagnosis and tmd or TMJ is not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a prosthodontist diagnose TMD, and what tests can diagnose TMD or disc disorders?

Can a prosthodontist diagnose TMD, and what tests can diagnose TMD or disc disorders?

Of course: Any dentist and a prosthodontist can help identify the source of the TMJ pain, disc derangement with a thorough facial exam and appropriate x-rays. ...Read more

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What is temporomandibular joint disorder (tmj/tmd)?

What is temporomandibular joint disorder (tmj/tmd)?

Jaw joint: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refers to conditions that involve this anatomical area that today are referred to as tmd, temporomandibular disorders, a group of various conditions involving the breakdown of any, some or all of the differing components of the tmj. ...Read more

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How are TMJ disorders treated?

How are TMJ disorders treated?

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 more

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How are TMJ disorders diagnosed?

How are TMJ disorders diagnosed?

Variety of ways: A thorough examination beyond what is typically done is usually necessary. This exam would check things like the history of what has happened to your jaw, as well as listening to the sounds it makes. Often there are measurements of the range of motion. Usually other inspection of your bite alignment too.
The exam also checks a variety of muscles that affect the TMJ as well. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have TMJ disorder?

How do you know if you have TMJ disorder?

Symptoms: From mayoclinic. Com:

signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:
pain or tenderness of your jaw
aching pain in and around your ear
difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing
aching facial pain
locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have TMJ disorder at 14?

Is it possible to have TMJ disorder at 14?

Of course: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, popping/clicking noise in the jaw joint and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Do I have TMJ disorder? Whta are the symptoms?

Do I have TMJ disorder? Whta are the symptoms?

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 more

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Tmj disorder - any home remedies to curing this?

Tmj disorder - any home remedies to curing this?

Simple solution: See OFP specialist. Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the face, TMJ disorders, locking jaw as well as, associated headaches and neck pain. Orofacial pain patients can be treated with conservative, non-surgical and reversible procedures. They are the experts in this field. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have TMJ disorder? What are common symptoms?

How to tell if I have TMJ disorder? What are common symptoms?

Jaw pain, headaches: Clicking of the tm joint, headaches, muscle soreness and fatigue, neck pain, wear facets on teeth, poor occlusion, painful opening and closing all are signs of TMJ disorder. ...Read more

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I have TMJ disorder! Please help, I'm in pain, what should I do?

I have TMJ disorder! Please help, I'm in pain, what should I do?

A few ideas.: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. 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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Tmj disorder - are there any what are good home remediesto curing this?

Tmj disorder - are there any what are good home remediesto curing this?

A few ideas: 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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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 I've 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 I've 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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Hi docs! What could make TMJ disorder worse?

Hi docs! What could make TMJ disorder worse?

TMJ/TMD: It can get worse by just functions of the jaw- eating, chewing, yawning, singing, playing a musical instrument, trauma, yelling...Get the picture? Even a slight popping over the years can slowly develop into a locking or limitation of opening or trouble closing the jaw. I would see a dentist or tmj/tmd specialist before it gets worse and becomes much harder to treat. ...Read more

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What does a retainer do to help a TMJ disorder?

What does a retainer do to help a TMJ disorder?

Splint: The term is splint or mouth guard or night guard, orthotic. A retainer is used after orthdontia to maintain position of the teeth.
A splint is used to decrease the pain and sometimes the clenching/grinding associated with some TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Is the inability to complete a yawn a symptom of TMJ disorder?

Is the inability to complete a yawn a symptom of TMJ disorder?

Possibly: If you can't complete a yawn because you cannot open wide, that can be a symptom of a TMj disorder. ...Read more

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My gf has a TMJ disorder from a car accident last year, what can we do to make the discomfort go away?

See OFP specialist: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw locking, and pain behind the ear. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is TMJ disorder creates double chin?

Is TMJ disorder creates double chin?

No: Tmj disorder can cause pain and other symptoms but doubtful it can cause a double chin. ...Read more

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Does a bad posture cause TMJ disorders?

Does a bad posture cause TMJ disorders?

Posture and TMJ: There is a direct correlation. When the dental bite is collapsed, the head moves forward and the cervical spine is altered, affected and damaged if this is long term. The dental bite changes as the head us uprighted and returns to normal over the long axis of the body. Maintaining good posture is supportive of a healthy TMJ and vice versa. ...Read more

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Can all dentists know about TMJ disorder?

Yes: Yes, properly trained dentists are the experts of the TMJ. Make sure you get an expert opinion from an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Could a TMJ disorder cause migraines with aura?

Could a TMJ disorder cause migraines with aura?

Possibly: I would keep a diary and note when you get the migraines, based upon what you eat, activities, smells, etc. Migraines can be agravated by a TMJ disorder. ...Read more

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Is TMJ typically associated with raynaud's disease?

No: Tmj (temporal-mandibular joint) symptoms are not usually associated with raynaud's disease. Some of the medical conditions that can cause raynaud's syndrome are types of arthritis or autoimmune disorders, so there is a chance that a patient can have tm joint symptoms. Emotional stress can trigger raynaud's symptoms, and some people do have stress-related habits that worsen their TMJ symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having surgery for TMJ disorder?

What are the risks of having surgery for TMJ disorder?

Tmj surgery: There are many risks associated with TMJ surgery. All other treatments should be explored first. Have you considered functional orthodontics. This is currently the best treatment for TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Is it recommended that I get braces for a TMJ disorder?

Is it recommended that I get braces for a TMJ disorder?

When the pain's gone: Controversy abounds in dentistry as to the role of occlusion in TMJ disorders. The more conservative view recommends a very accurate diagnosis. Dysfunction of muscles, bones or nerves can trigger pain. Many types of arthritis, some which need medical management, can effect the jaws. Bite appliances, self management and medications are proven to help. ...Read more

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Please tell me can Fosamax (alendronate) cause TMJ disorder?

Please tell me can Fosamax (alendronate) cause TMJ disorder?

No connection: There is no TMJ reported by people who take Fosamax (alendronate) yet. For TMJ diagnosis and treatment see your dentist for consultation. ...Read more

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I'm aware things like Lyme disease can cause tmj. What other conditions can cause it?

I'm aware things like Lyme disease can cause tmj. What other conditions can cause it?

List: Causes of TMJ syndrome are not completely understood. Causes may include, misalignment (malocclusion) of or trauma to the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding (bruxism), poor posture, stress or anxiety, arthritis or other inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders, excessive gum chewing. Treatment can be complex and beyond the scope of this answer. See a TMJ expert for guidance. ...Read more

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What to do if I have TMJ disorder, and it is killing me. Is there surgery to correct it?

What to do if I have TMJ disorder, and it is killing me. Is there surgery to correct it?

Last option: Tmj surgery should be the last option after all conservative procedures have been attempted. True, if there has been severe trauma, then some surgery cannot wait. A thorough history and exam, including x-rays, an mri, etc. May be needed to determine if surgery should be considered. ...Read more