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Wide opening: When wisdom teeth are removed, the mandible (lower jaw) is stretched out wider than usual for the dentist/oral surgeon to extract the teeth. Depending upon the removal process (surgical or not, ) the duration of the procedure may also affect the muscles/tmj complex. I would see the dr. Who removed the teeth asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just started oxycodone 5mg and i clench my jaw so much from it it makes my TMJ worse. Can i take ibuprofen along with it?
Yes, you can: However, if you rely on painkillers or other not a definitive treatment or if your TMJ goes untreated it can worsen. For this reason, if you suffer from TMJ , you shouldn’t delay a diagnosis and you should find treatment from an experienced Orofacial Pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffered minor neck injury on vacation from whiplash when I fell off a stand up paddle board. It made my TMJ worse. I went to ENT recently and was given mouth-guard and referral for physical therapy at kaiser. After returning from trip
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TMJ is muscular: Many cases of TMJ involve a muscular component and need therapy for trigger points once activated. We find that the teeth must be disengaged and the temporomandibular joint protected from pressure at the same time. A dentist needs to be involved in your care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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