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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...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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How to tell if you have tmj?

How to tell if you have tmj?

TMJ: Common symptoms for temporomandibular joint dysfunction may include; jaw stiffness, jaw joint noises, limited jaw opening, facial muscle soreness, ear pain, bite changes, difficulty chewing. A thorough history and proper evaluation is needed to determine the most appropriate diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tmj?

What are the symptoms of tmj?

Tmj syndrome: There's actually something called TMJ syndrome. Pain clicking popping and grinding sound. Also look at the teeth for wear, missing teeth, strong bones and muscles. ...Read more

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What is risk of longterm tmj?

What is risk of longterm tmj?

Depends: If tmd is caused by an injury it wii very likely improve even without treatment. However if the problem is structural, it may progressively get worse without treatment. Get a diagnosis an early intervention if indicated. ...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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Could someone possibly fix tmj?

Could someone possibly fix tmj?

TMJ expert: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. They are the expert in TMJ treatment. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if tmj?

What foods should I avoid if tmj?

Crunchy And chewy : Any food that takes a lot of work to chew and grind is a problem. Nuts, gum, bagels, caramel, large sandwiches etc..... ...Read more

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What are non chewy foods for tmj?

What are non chewy foods for tmj?

What to avoid: It's more what to avoid such as chewing gum; bagels, raw carrots, hard candies and nuts; opening wide with big sandwiches; etc. Short term-nsaid's (if you can take them), hot moist heat; see a dentist who has extensive experience and training treating patients with tmd\tmjoint dysfunction for long term results. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if have tmj?

Is there a way to know if have tmj?

Need an evaluation: Tmj disorder presents typically with muscle pain in a variety of areas like; beneath the ear, cheeks, the front of the head, the neck, & other key locations of the head & neck. But these are not the only areas that reveal TMJ disorder---a dentist and prosthodontist can evaluate the function of your jaws & teeth & their alignment to establish TMJ disorders. Ct scans of condyles can also confirm. ...Read more

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Tips on relieving the pain from tmj?

Tips on relieving the pain from tmj?

Physical Therapy: Most TMJ pain (85 to 95%) is muscular in origin and responds to physical therapy modalities. A soft diet (rest), ice/heat (whichever feels better), massage, stretching, traction (dental appliance) and anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen or naprosyn) are recommended. ...Read more

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Scared i might have tmj. What should I do?

Scared i might have tmj. What should I do?

See your dentist: If you are not sure what you have, see your dentist whom can hopefully diagnose what you have or refer to someone who can deal with your ailments. ...Read more

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What happens if you have TMJ please help me?

What happens if you have TMJ please help me?

Ortho consult: If malocclusion causative of, or contributory to, TMJ, splint will provide relief but will not treat the cause. See what a qualified Orthodontic Specialist has to say about your occlusion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have TMJ and I'm really scared.?

What to do if I have TMJ and I'm really scared.?

Get expert advice: Get expert advice. Get referral from your dentist or dental society. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have tmj. What should I do?

See your Dentist: Have your problem evaluated by your dentist for treatment or referral to a TMJ knowledgeable dentist. ...Read more

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Is TMJ always painfree or does the pain come and go?

Normal is painfree: A normal joint is painless, noiseless, has a full range of motion without any deflection or deviation. If you are having pain it is the body's way to tell you there is somethign wrong. Check with your dentist to find the best answer to your problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have TMJ and trigiminal neauralgia.

Possible but rare: The 2 problems do not usually exist as a co-diagnosis. If you have both, then you have to select your treating Doctor very carefully to receive the proper diagnosis..Good luck! ...Read more

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How to treat tmj?

How to treat tmj?

Depends of the cause: There are many treatments available that range from surgery, to physical therapy and to splint therapy. Have your dentist evaluate you. ...Read more

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Arthrocentesis for tmj?

Arthrocentesis for tmj?

Good success rate!: Tmj arthrocentesis is a minor procedure to treat internal derangements of the jaw joint. It involves only local anesthesia or possible I.V. Sedation, where a surgeon places a needle inside the upper joint space in front of the ear and "flushes out" the joint. It's been shown to be successful in relieving pain and locking caused by a displaced disc. Tmj arthroscopy is related and highly successful. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more