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Tmj Worse From Heat
Depends: If you have a recently injured tmj, ice is the first thing to try. If that isn't helpful or if the injury is more than a few days old, try heat. If that doesn't help, try alternating ice and heat. If none of these help, get it looked at to make sure it doesn't require splint therapy or surgery. After evaluation, other modalities like neuromuscular massage may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
use moist heat on tmj pain or ice pack for 30 min twice a day. i hoping this is just stress. could it just be temporary stress that is causing pain?
Perhaps: Could be. Try these things. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ear& jaw have been hurting for a week. Thinking its TMJ otc pain med no help, what can I do. Heat help soso, but not enough what can I do?
Have TMJ bad- taking anti-inflammatories. Still in pain- using heating pad. Pain in ear as well-- any suggestions to reduce pain? Am on soft diet.
Good start.: You've done all the right things and since the pain is persisting you need to see a dentist or oral surgeon. Some of the next steps could include x-rays and/or special scan to the joint, prescibing muscle relaxants and maybe an occlusal splint. There are many causes for joint pain that must be determined before selecting the next step in your treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been having severe jaw pain from my tmj and chipped jaw bone. I've tried Tylenol heating pad ibeprofen. Nothing has helped. What should I do?
See OFP specialist: TMJ disorders are serious medical problems related to the joint and does not go away on its own. Tylenol or NSAIDs gives temporary relief of pain but does not address the cause. The most important thing however is to have your condition diagnosed properly by a qualified professional, such as Orofacial Pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have TMJ and the dr i went to wanted to wait and see if it got any worse. What can I do for now to manage or stop the pain?
I was recently been diagnosed with TMJ disorder. I am in pain from this up to a few times a day and seems to get worse. What can I do for relief?
Soft diet etc: 1) soft diet - no chewing for 2 weeks 2) antiinflammatory medication around the clock (motrin or alleve or advil) 3) ice, a bag of frozen peas against the jaw joint for 20 minutes four times a day 4) dental evaluation and possibly an nti occlusal device to prevent clenching and/or grinding while you sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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