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How do I tell if I have TMJ syndrome?

How do I tell if I have TMJ syndrome?

Other symptoms: Add to the list ear symptoms like ringing, stuffiness or pain, vertigo. Also, neck pain, pain at the corner of the jaw as well as clicking and popping of the joints. ...Read more

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Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Yes: There's no question that jaw locking, open lock or a closed lock is definitely a symptom of temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (tmj or tmd). ...Read more

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I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in! Thanks?

I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in! Thanks?

TMJ vs. Wisdom Pain: Tmj pain usually is a pain in front of the ear with popping and clicking. It can also cause headaches and muscle pain radiating from the lower jaw to the temple. Wisdom tooth pain usually is a gum infection as the tooth is trying to erupt. It is difficult to keep clean and debris creates an unclean gum infection with inflammation, pain and swelling. It can sometimes also be difficult to close. ...Read more

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I have TMJ syndrome in my jaw, what causes my jaw to lock up?

I have TMJ syndrome in my jaw, what causes my jaw to lock up?

Displaced disk: The internal anatomy of the TMJ has a soft tissue disk that prevents bone on bone function. If this is displaced it can get in the way and prevent normal jaw function limiting opening and giving the sensation of a locked jaw. ...Read more

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My jaw feels locked most of the time. Could this be possible TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

My jaw feels locked most of the time. Could this be possible TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

TMJ Dysfunction: Yes. Your description is certainly relevant to TMJ syndrome or dysfunction. "locking" of the joint can happen when the cartilaginous disk that rests between the bones that make up this joint becomes displaced, which can make opening your jaw difficult or painful. Currently, there are several different treatment options available. I recommend a consultation with a qualified specialist in TMJ tx. ...Read more

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I think I have TMJ syndrome? How do I get tested?

A few things: Common TMJ symptoms: pain/tenderness of face, jaw joint area, ear, neck and shoulders, limited mouth opening, jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position, jaw joint clicking, popping, or grating sounds, , painful chewing, ear symptoms (hearing loss, imbalance, ear ringing, stuffiness).
Complicated problem to sort out. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do about TMJ syndrome?

What to do about TMJ syndrome?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have TMJ syndrome?

Other symptoms: Add to the list ear symptoms like ringing, stuffiness or pain, vertigo. Also, neck pain, pain at the corner of the jaw as well as clicking and popping of the joints. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my TMJ syndrome?

What can I do to relieve my TMJ syndrome?

Consult a specialist: Symptoms of tmj/tmd are best addressed by a practitioner who specializes in the treatment of these disorders. These symptoms can mimic other medical problems, so a doctor who dedicates himself to the treatment of patients with your problem has the experience to properly diagnose your condition. Moreover, he/she will likely have several treatment modalities at his/her disposal to treat you. ...Read more

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I think I have TMJ syndrome? How do I get tested?

A few things: Common TMJ symptoms: pain/tenderness of face, jaw joint area, ear, neck and shoulders, limited mouth opening, jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position, jaw joint clicking, popping, or grating sounds, , painful chewing, ear symptoms (hearing loss, imbalance, ear ringing, stuffiness).
Complicated problem to sort out. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: TMJ syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: TMJ syndrome?

TMJ: Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.

http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd#1 ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to help my TMJ syndrome? The pain is really bad, and pain relievers aren't helping.

What are some things I can do to help my TMJ syndrome? The pain is really bad, and pain relievers aren't helping.

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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I have TMJ syndrome in my jaw, what causes my jaw to lock up?

Displaced disk: The internal anatomy of the TMJ has a soft tissue disk that prevents bone on bone function. If this is displaced it can get in the way and prevent normal jaw function limiting opening and giving the sensation of a locked jaw. ...Read more

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Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Yes: There's no question that jaw locking, open lock or a closed lock is definitely a symptom of temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (tmj or tmd). ...Read more

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I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in! Thanks?

TMJ vs. Wisdom Pain: Tmj pain usually is a pain in front of the ear with popping and clicking. It can also cause headaches and muscle pain radiating from the lower jaw to the temple. Wisdom tooth pain usually is a gum infection as the tooth is trying to erupt. It is difficult to keep clean and debris creates an unclean gum infection with inflammation, pain and swelling. It can sometimes also be difficult to close. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm Currently Seeking a New PCP and/or a Specialist (pain management) Who is Familiar With TMJ SYNDROME. Thank You.

Hi, I'm Currently Seeking a New PCP and/or a Specialist (pain management) Who is Familiar With TMJ SYNDROME. Thank You.

TMJ: Many Teaching Hospitals and Dental/Medical Schools have departments dedicated to treatment of TMJ dysfunction. For example at Penn we have the "Center for Temporomandibular Joint Disease." These departments are staffed with multidisciplinary specialists who work collaboratively. You may want to seek one out near you. ...Read more

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What are the TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

What are the TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

Jaw joint: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refers to conditions that involve this anatomical area that today are referred to as tmd, temporomandibular disorders, a group of various conditions involving the breakdown of any, some or all of the differing components of the tmj. ...Read more

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My jaw feels locked most of the time. Could this be possible TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

TMJ Dysfunction: Yes. Your description is certainly relevant to TMJ syndrome or dysfunction. "locking" of the joint can happen when the cartilaginous disk that rests between the bones that make up this joint becomes displaced, which can make opening your jaw difficult or painful. Currently, there are several different treatment options available. I recommend a consultation with a qualified specialist in TMJ tx. ...Read more

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Got TMJ syndrome, herniated disc, neck arthritis cubital tunnel syndrome & alopecia, all at one time in 8 mos. ANA test negative. What else could it be?

Thyroid disease: That failure to produce enough thyroid hormone can cause numerous problems include degenerative disc disease. See your doctor for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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Temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) -- best website for help?

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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What should be done for temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) without pain?

What should be done for temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) without pain?

Early Stages: Before pain develops, understanding tmd helps. Do you grind at night? Prior trauma? Bad bite? Take care of the causes first. Parafunctional habits such as grinding, chewing gum, biting ice/nails, clenching should be avoided. Stick to a diet with minimum chewing- let your knife and fork do most the work! A night guard is often very helpfu. ...Read more

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Temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) help needed. Don't want to take pills. Wear splint?

Temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) help needed. Don't want to take pills. Wear splint?

Many options: When it comes to TMJ problems, according to the severity of the case, treatment can vary from. Night guards, splints, heat and or steroids therapy.. ...Read more

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Temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) without pain but lots of tightness--what to use besides guard?

Temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) without pain but lots of tightness--what to use besides guard?

Several Things...: You're very fortunate if you are pain free. I generally prescribe muscle relaxants like cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) for muscle tightness. You can also apply moist heat (much better than ice) to your facial or jaw muscles to relax them. Also, over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (advil) or Naproxen (aleve) may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Are having TMJ and having carpal tunnel syndrome related?

Are having TMJ and having carpal tunnel syndrome related?

No: There is no research nor clinical evidence that demonstrates a relationship between symptoms of tmd and carpal-tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Born with golden hare syndrome and have had major reconstructive surgery on jaw. Now 20 years later I have TMJ. Suggestion on pain relief?

Born with golden hare syndrome and have had major reconstructive surgery on jaw. Now 20 years later I have TMJ. Suggestion on pain relief?

See OFP specialist: TMJ disorder is a complex medical condition, therefore, it's a good idea to see an Orofacial Pain specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. They are experts in TMJ issues. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with hyoid bone syndrome possibly from tmj. Nsaids don't work anymore. Chiropractor helped a little. What else can I try?

I have been diagnosed with hyoid bone syndrome possibly from tmj. Nsaids don't work anymore. Chiropractor helped a little. What else can I try?

Unusual: I don't know pf any well refereed research that shows tmy as being causative of hyoid bone syndrome. Please see an ent. ...Read more

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I went to my neurologist because I have daily headaches, tinnitus and stiff neck. Said I have TMJ. What exactly is TMJ sydrome?

I went to my neurologist because I have daily headaches, tinnitus and stiff neck. Said I have TMJ. What exactly is TMJ sydrome?

Temporomandibular Jt: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull, which is immediately in front of the ear on each side of your head. Head trauma, whiplash, teeth grinding, arthritis, stress, etc can contribute to temporomandibular disorders (TMD). http://www. Nidcr. Nih. Gov/oralhealth/topics/tmj/tmjdisorders. Htm ...Read more

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How do you 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