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Who is the best person to diagnose and treat TMJ : ent, TMJ dentist, oral and maxiofacial surgeon or cranial osteopath ?

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 more

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How good is splint therapy for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

How good is splint therapy for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

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 more

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How effective can splint therapy be for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

How effective can splint therapy be for TMJ and jaw joint problems?

Highly: The right type of appliance, properly designed and adjusted very precisely can be very effective. Most appliances lack these features and don't deliver the full diagnostic and therapeutic potential of this non-invasive approach. Carefully done, an anatomical orthosis can al, ist always eliminate he need for invasive and painful surgery. ...Read more

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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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Whats TMJ meniscus disalignment and treatment?

Cartilage in joint: The TMJ has a fibrocartilagenous disc between the ball and socket. This can become misaligned, usually because the ball of the joint moves too far up and back in the socket whent he teeth are brought together. You will need to find the best functional joint position (usually with a splint) and then treat to this position. ...Read more

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What kinds of symptoms do interventional pain management specialists treat?

What kinds of symptoms do interventional pain management specialists treat?

Unpleasant sensation: The symptoms of pain include any unpleasant sensation. The pain may be described as sharp, electrical, or burning. Constant or intermitten in occurrance. Aggravating and alleviating factors should also be noted. Where the pain originates from and where it spreads to is helpful in identifying the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Pain management doctors- what type of interventional treatment do offer to patients with sympathetically maintained pain?

Pain management doctors- what type of interventional treatment do offer to patients with sympathetically maintained pain?

Interventions: Typically, injections such as lumbar sympathetic or stellate ganglion blocks can be used in conjunction with physical therapy and non opioid nerve pain medication. Also, spinal cord stimulation has been used effectively to reduce symptoms if other interventions fail. ...Read more

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Can prongathism treatment cause tmj? Braces and elastics

Can prongathism treatment cause tmj? Braces and elastics

Possibly: You may have no alternative but a combination of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery to find comfortable jaw joint relationship, align teeth to the jaws, then reposition the teeth/jaws surgically while maintaining the comfortable joint relationships. Make sure you're seeing an orthodontic specialist and an oral surgical specialist. ...Read more

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Can TMJ specialists dislocate the jaws?

Can TMJ specialists dislocate the jaws?

Caution: It is possible that dislocation could happen. It is unlikely that someone who treats this disorder would cause the event through therapy. ...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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Temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) -- best website for help?

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 more

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Where can I find a pain center for TMJ facial and TMJ headaches?

Where can I find a pain center for TMJ facial and TMJ headaches?

Online: There are two websites i would suggest... www.aacfp.org and www.Aaop.Org. American academy of orofacial or craniofacial pain they have lists of doctors who are members who may be able to help you. A doctor with additional credentials is more likely to be helpful.. Ie fellow or diplomat... They have been tested for their expertise and knowledge. ...Read more

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Are pain management specialists trained to deal with the depression and mental problems that come with constant pain?

Absolutely: Absolutely. The best practices involve specialized pain psychologists who are the primary role players in helping address the depression and mood disorders associated with chronic pain. ...Read more

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Are there braces for people with an openbite and tmj?

Are there braces for people with an openbite and tmj?

2 separate problems: 1. TMJ disorder. First, see an orofacial pain practitioner for evaluation and treatment. 2. Open bite; see an orthodontist for evaluation, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the best pain treatment options for patients with complex regional pain syndrome?

What are the best pain treatment options for patients with complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS: Crps is a difficult condition to treat. Often, a combination of various therapies is necessary. It might include: - medication (anti-seizure, antidepressants, topical cream, pain killers...) - physical therapy, biofeedback - interventional therapies (sympathetic nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation ...). ...Read more

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What would be your choice of treatment for migraines, fibromyalgia, cervical stenosis, degerative disc and joint disease, TMJ & myofacial combined.

What would be your choice of treatment for migraines, fibromyalgia, cervical stenosis, degerative disc and joint disease, TMJ & myofacial combined.

Variable: There is no single medication which will provide significant relief for all of these disorders; you should see your pcp for this complex dilemma. A good starting point for therapy is non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, like aleve. Add to that a general neuropathy rx like lyrica (pregabalin). Each case and response to therapy is different -- see your doctor. ...Read more

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What treatment options could I have for maxillary repositioning (advancement and rotation)?

What treatment options could I have for maxillary repositioning (advancement and rotation)?

Oral surgeon: Best advice. Get evaluated from board certified orthodontist and oral surgeon, both of whom have vast experience with orthognathic surgery. ...Read more

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Which type of dentist helps correct TMJ issues besides orthodontics?

Which type of dentist helps correct TMJ issues besides orthodontics?

Trained Dentist : in treating orthopedic, orthodontic, and TMJ. The best treatment result that is more stable is when the jaws are aligned and coordinated with the proper bite. ...Read more

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