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Yes: When you clench or grind you load your jaw joint and muscles in your cheek with a tremendous amount of pressure. This pressure can eventually lead to a tremendous pain in the joint. Clicking, limited opening, and pain can be troublesome and a dds should be consulted for help. Hope all is well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
AAOMS: There are many spurious websites out there with questionable information on temporomandibular disorders, or TMJ problems. For an authoritative, reputable and reliable source of information, check out the american association of oral and maxillofacial surgeons website at http://www.Aaoms.Org/tmj. There's lots of good, accurate info there that should be helpful to you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Great!: An oral orthotic (spint/night guard), designed correctly for the correct problem, can be very helpful. The etiology (cause) of the problem also needs to be addressed. Parafunctional habits like clenching, grinding, gum chewing, biting finger nails, chewing ice? Arthritis? Past trauma? ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
One for both: Research has shown that a device that positions the lower jaw forward while sleeping as is used for snoring and sleep apnea, also reduces sleep bruxism episodes. This is the only type of oral device that will actually reduce the number of bruxism events. Other dvices for bruxsim will protect the teeth and in some instances, decrease the intensity of the muscle contractions seen in bruxism. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Will health insurance (not dental) cover poorly placed veneers? Causes migraines, tmj, teeth grinding, and overbite. Also bad discoloration.
No, : Tooth grinding is very common and very unhealthy for your mouth and jaws. It can cause tooth destruction which in turn causes tooth loss; gum recession or damage to ligaments holding teeth causing tooth mobility and loss; muscle fatigue and pain, headaches, tooth pain, and joint problems. See a dentist about possibly starting splint therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: I am not an expert on exercise, nutrition, or apps. In looking up news stories on reportedly good nutrition and exercise apps, here is a link to an example of what may exist. See if it helps you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/fitness-weight-loss-nutrition-apps_n_1371705.html#s803229&title=striiv. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DHA & EPA: If you mean better brain development in a baby, you need plenty of dha (an essential fatty acid that's a component of fish oil, along with epa). It's also needed for healthy brain maintenance in adults. Your body can make dha from flax and blue-green algae, but not very efficiently. Calamarine supplements (from tiny squid) are another option. Epa is important also, especially vs. Inflammation. ...Read more
Who is the best person to diagnose and treat TMJ : ent, TMJ dentist, oral and maxiofacial surgeon or cranial osteopath ?
Depends on the cause: Usually the first person to discuss your symptoms and details with is your dentist. After helping to discern what the root cause of the issue is, then they can help make the appropriate referral (if needed) to someone that can best assist your issue. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Disc in TMJ dislocated after dentist inject too near jaw muscle. Face, jaw, teeth, ear pain. Been 8 weeks. Baclofen, Nsaid, jaw exercise. Not better.
Jaw pain : Have you followed up with the dentist yet? If not I suggest you do. ...Read more
Yes: Stabilizing your occlusion should help to reduce many causes of TMJ discomfort. Dental implants are a great way to help dentures fit much better. If your dentures are more than 5 years old, it is probably a good idea to have your dentist evaluate you for a new set. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers