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What could be the best treatment for TMJ anterior disc displacemnt without reduction , condyle& disc 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 more

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Have moderate degeneration in left TMJ and severe degenerative changes in the right. My rheumatologist says not ra. What treatment is likely?

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 more

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What is good self-treatment for tmj?

What is good self-treatment for tmj?

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 more

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If i get treatment for tmj, will my face go back to normal?

If i get treatment for tmj, will my face go back to normal?

Maybe not: TMJ should not affect your face, unless you are talking about a sad face due to chronic pain. Your face should not be structurally changed by TMJ. ...Read more

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I would like some TMJ treatment ideas! any help is appreciated?.

I would like some TMJ treatment ideas! any help is appreciated?.

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 more

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Anteriolateral disc w/o reduction on left and anteriomedial disc w/reduction on right for month. Tmj treatment course?

Anteriolateral disc w/o reduction on left and anteriomedial disc w/reduction on right for month. Tmj  treatment course?

See OFP specialist: Orofacial Pain specialist understands the causes, effects and treatments. Without proper diagnosis and care, there could be serious lifelong consequences. See OFP specialist ASAP. ...Read more

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Whats TMJ meniscus disalignment and treatment?

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 more

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Probably have TMJ in jaw. Medications doesn't work. What's the other choice for treatment?

Probably have TMJ in jaw. Medications doesn't work. What's the other choice for treatment?

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 more

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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?

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?

Consult: You might consider finding a tmj/tmd specialist that can provide a free consultation with you. After the consult, it might give you a better idea of what direction to go to obtain treatment. ...Read more

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Does TMJ always hurt before treatment?

Usually: It would be unusual for a person to seek treatment for an assymptomatic temporomandibular joint. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for my TMJ symptoms?

How can I get treatment for my TMJ symptoms?

TMD treatment: Look for a dentist who is a member of the american academy of oorofacial pain. Most of the members who have attained fellowship status are well trained to conservatively manage these disorders. Aaop.Org. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to TMJ treatment?

What are some alternatives to TMJ treatment?

TMJ Treatments: Anti-inflammatories botox rehabilitation therapy trudenta bite deprogramming and equilibration full-mouth reconstruction orthodontics. ...Read more

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But what is the ideal treatment for TMJ problems?

But what is the ideal treatment for TMJ problems?

No ideal tx: There is no ideal treatment for a TMJ/TMD issue. The cause, duration, and severity often dictate the treatment. It can vary from physical therapy and exercises, mouthpieces and proper home care. Need to get expert advice in person. ...Read more

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I think I have severe tmj. What are my options for treatment?

I think I have severe tmj. What are my options for treatment?

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 more

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How can I make it so i get TMJ treatment w/out being ripped off?

How can I make it so i get TMJ treatment w/out being ripped off?

See OFP specialist: There are plenty of excellent, trustworthy Orofacial Pain specialists out there who make their patients' interests their top priority. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic pain field. Visit OFP specialist for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the difference between tmd and TMJ and how do their treatment differ?

What's the difference between tmd and TMJ and how do their treatment differ?

Same: TMD and TMJ are different names for the same spectrum of disorders. Therefore treatments are the same. ...Read more

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Can TMJ sometimes take a very long time to go - even with treatment - like three years?

Can TMJ sometimes take a very long time to go - even with treatment - like three years?

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 more

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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?

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?

Possibly: It's difficult to predict if years of wear and tear will ever worsen a specific situation. Common sense says that it will. See an oral surgeon for a complete workup. ...Read more

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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 more

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