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Doctor insights on: Tmj Disorders And Treatment

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Are there any at home treatments for TMJ disorder? Also can impacted wisdom teeth cause TMJ disorder?

Are there any at home treatments for TMJ disorder? Also can impacted wisdom teeth cause TMJ disorder?

Yes and yes: There are many otc mouth guards which are effective for some people. Moist heat applied to the area can help. Nsaids can help. Impacted wisdom teeth can refer pain to the tmj. ...Read more

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Does TMJ always hurt before treatment?

Does TMJ always hurt before treatment?

Usually: It would be unusual for a person to seek treatment for an assymptomatic temporomandibular joint. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for my TMJ symptoms?

How can I get treatment for my TMJ symptoms?

TMD treatment: Look for a dentist who is a member of the american academy of oorofacial pain. Most of the members who have attained fellowship status are well trained to conservatively manage these disorders. Aaop.Org. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to TMJ treatment?

What are some alternatives to TMJ treatment?

TMJ Treatments: Anti-inflammatories botox rehabilitation therapy trudenta bite deprogramming and equilibration full-mouth reconstruction orthodontics. ...Read more

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But what is the ideal treatment for TMJ problems?

But what is the ideal treatment for TMJ problems?

No ideal tx: There is no ideal treatment for a TMJ/TMD issue. The cause, duration, and severity often dictate the treatment. It can vary from physical therapy and exercises, mouthpieces and proper home care. Need to get expert advice in person. ...Read more

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If i get treatment for tmj, will my face go back to normal?

If i get treatment for tmj, will my face go back to normal?

Maybe not: TMJ should not affect your face, unless you are talking about a sad face due to chronic pain. Your face should not be structurally changed by TMJ. ...Read more

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I think I have severe tmj. What are my options for treatment?

I think I have severe tmj. What are my options for treatment?

Stay simple: Much of what dr. K says is correct. My approach is to diagnose the problem first, getting the muscles relaxed with a bite appliance is key. Once feeling better, of you want to get rid of the 24/7 appliance, consider orthodontics to that position, reconstruction, or tooth reshaping (coronplasty), depending on the severity of the bite discrepancy. ...Read more

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How can I make it so i get TMJ treatment w/out being ripped off?

How can I make it so i get TMJ treatment w/out being ripped off?

See OFP specialist: There are plenty of excellent, trustworthy Orofacial Pain specialists out there who make their patients' interests their top priority. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic pain field. Visit OFP specialist for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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