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Orthandontist, TMJ and overbite problems is orthandontist surgeries required for TMJ and overbite problem that i have? How to treat those 2 problems?

Orthandontist, TMJ and overbite problems is orthandontist surgeries required for TMJ and overbite problem that i have?  How to treat those 2 problems?

Unrelated conditions: Since these issues are unrelated you should address each separately. 1. See Orofacial Pain specialist for TMJ conservative, non surgical treatment. 2. See Orthodontist and oral surgeon for orthognatic surgery assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Overbite (Definition)

A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. ...Read more


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How much does a mandibular osteotomy surgery (for TMJ and overbite), cost in canada? Is is covered on health insurance?

How  much does a mandibular osteotomy surgery  (for TMJ and overbite), cost in canada? Is is covered on health insurance?

Surgery? Insurance?: I practice in the us and assume it would be a similar procedure in canada. I suggest you explore your situation in this way. Find the dentist\surgeon whom you respect and trust. See and consult a few if necessary. Get some recommendations. Discuss your situation, have them discuss the procedure and fees. You and their office staff can call your insurance company to discuss your coverage. ...Read more

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I have had an overbite since i was born (i guess) could that be contributing to my possible tmj?

I have had an overbite since i was born (i guess) could that be contributing to my possible tmj?

Absolutely: The overbite disrupts the normal path of movement for your jaws. This will strain the muscles of the tmj. ...Read more

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My moderate overbite is causing tmj; seeking corrective jaw surgery but i can't afford it. What do I do?

My moderate overbite is causing tmj; seeking corrective jaw surgery but i can't afford it. What do I do?

Stop: Jaw surgery rarely done for tmj. Malocclusion may cause or contribute to tmj, but usually not overbite alone. Please see an orthodontic specialist for determination if your malocclusion requires surgical or non-surgical correction, and what effect rx will have on your joint symptoms. ...Read more

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A TMJ doctor is going to treat my capsulitis with a splint. Is this the best/most typical option? I have an open bite, an overbite, bruxism, and FMS.

A TMJ doctor is going to treat my capsulitis with a splint. Is this the best/most typical option? I have an open bite, an overbite, bruxism, and FMS.

TMJ/TMD: TMJ/TMDysfunction has a wide range of severity, causes and treatment modalities. Properly fabricated intraoral splints are one of the most conservative and widely prescribed options. However, proper diagnosis and treatment by an experienced and trained doctor in this field is the real key. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any experience with a t.E.N.S. Machine for tmj?

Limited: As a surgeon, i don't use tens units for TMJ treatment. Those with the greatest experience would be dentists who specialize in management of TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Do I have tmd or tmj?

Do I have tmd or tmj?

TMD vs TMJ: Tmd encompasses a number of conditions of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and chewing muscles. Tmd symproms include such findings as TMJ noise (popping, clicking), joint pain, restricted oral opening, and chewing muscle pain. ...Read more

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What works against tmj?

Find a good dentist: Locate a dentist with special training in cranio-mandibular disorders. Most average dentists do not know how to diagnose and treat this problem comprehensively. A trained professional can generally help you improve the symptoms in a short time, without surgery or disfigurement. ...Read more

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I think I have tmj, help?

I think I have tmj, help?

Some help here..: Tmj is a group of disorders related to the jaw joint. A lot of the time the symptoms will go away on its own with a little time and some pain meds if needed. If not, see your dentist or a facial pain specialist who can diagnose and treat the problem. A local specialist may be found at www.Aaop.Org or www.Aacfp.Org. Having an accurate diagnosis is the key to proper treatment. ...Read more

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