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Treatment Tmj Degeneration
What could be the best treatment for TMJ anterior disc displacemnt without reduction , condyle& disc degeneration?
Depends: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 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 3 more doctor answers
Have moderate degeneration in left TMJ and severe degenerative changes in the right. My rheumatologist says not ra. What treatment is likely?
See OFP specialist: Treatment includes a soft diet, NSAIDs for control of pain and inflammation, and a muscle relaxant in the presence of hyperactivity. Joint lavage) or arthroscopy should be considered. See Orofacial Pain specialist for diagnosis and conservative treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common sense!: Tmj problems often respond to simple conservative treatment. This includes a soft, non-chewing diet consisting of things like mashed potatoes or grits, and avoiding gum chewing. Also, many patients respond well to over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, like Ibuprofen or Naproxen (aleve). Another mainstay of treatment is moist heat applied to the joint. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
TMJ: Tmj ( or tmd) has multiple signs and symptoms. Without knowing more, here are some simple self help suggestions. Don't chew gum. Avoid hard crunchy foods. Don't open wide.Use moist heat over the jaw joints and muscles of the face. Taking an anti inflammatory medication, like ibuprophen 3 times a day for a week to 10 days. See a physical therapist and dentist trained in treating tmj. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Anteriolateral disc w/o reduction on left and anteriomedial disc w/reduction on right for month. Tmj treatment course?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck clicking and popping, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. The medication used alone cannot provide adequate help. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I hv TMJ problem nd all the time headech what should I do can u please tell me about treatment i don't hv dental insurance?
Stay simple: Much of what dr. K says is correct. My approach is to diagnose the problem first, getting the muscles relaxed with a bite appliance is key. Once feeling better, of you want to get rid of the 24/7 appliance, consider orthodontics to that position, reconstruction, or tooth reshaping (coronplasty), depending on the severity of the bite discrepancy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
You mean TMD?: Temporal mandibular joint dysfunction is often a life long condition that may or may not be progressive depending on factors unique to the individual. If you feel you have this condition, it is best to see a dentist who can diagnose and treat your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've had TMJ for a few years and it's annoying but it's never been painful. Will it get worse over time without treatment?
For someone with extreme tmj, what are the different treatment options that they can be presented with? (i would honestly like all available options)
Know the cause: Before your start any treatment, make sure you know the cause. Mri, when done properly, is an excellent tool for diagnosing TMJ disease. This is a great website for more information: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/temporomandibular_joint_dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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