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What happens if I do not get my TMJ treated at 35?

No one knows.: There's no age limit for treating TMJ problems, and what may happen if it's not treated depends on what the problem is, how severe it is, and many other clinical findings. Most TMJ problems are self-limited....They get better on their own without specific treatment. However, if you've had it awhile (more than six months) it may become a chronic problem. Treatment now may keep it from getting worse. ...Read more

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If I get my TMJ treated, will I ever be able to eat normally again?

If I get my TMJ treated, will I ever be able to eat normally again?

Of course: Disorders of the TMJ are treatable conditions and often can be resolved with using the most conservative, reversible and noninvasive treatments possible. See an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. You can usually go back to your normal activities and food soon after the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have TMJ but there is no pain (for about one year). Should i try to get it treated?

Maybe just checked: Tmj issues can be painless and still be degenerative. You also may have symptoms that don't seem to be related (headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, etc.), but actually are. It should be evaluated by a dentist who understands TMJ (most dentists don't). Many patients have signs/symptoms of TMJ (& other co-mrbid conditions), but need no treatment. Some may a "retiner" at night. Some need monitoring. ...Read more

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I have an underbite (class iii) and tmj. How can I get this treated?

I have an underbite (class iii) and tmj. How can I get this treated?

See Orthodontist: Is your underbite dental, skeletal, or both. Your TMJ symptoms may be caused by your malocclusion. See an Orthodontic Specialist. An Oral Surgeon may also be required. Your problem is fixable, so check out your options by seeing a Pro. ...Read more

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I have had two arthroscopies and was diagnosed withchronic arthritis. Most of the times, i get jaw inflamation andpain. How can TMJ synovitis be treated?

Various: The are various ways to treat your condition, from non invasive bite splints, cold laser, physiotherapy, to invasive injections and surgical procedures. Best to see a dentist who has experience in all phases of TMJ and facial pain. ...Read more

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How is TMJ treated?

How is TMJ treated?

Varies: Non surgical TMJ treatments include splint therapy, muscle relaxants or nsaids, jaw exercises, soft diet, alternating ice/heat packs, etc. Visit a dentist or oral medicine specialist to find out which ones relate to your specific condition. ...Read more

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Does TMJ get worse at night?

Does TMJ get worse at night?

Triggers: Tmd, dysfunction of the tm j(oint), may flare during our dormant stage. It may be due to sleeping position, a teeth grinding habit, or a teeth clenching habit, to name some common triggers. ...Read more

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How are TMJ disorders treated?

How are TMJ disorders treated?

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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What is TMJ and how can I get it fixed?

What is TMJ and how can I get it fixed?

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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Can TMJ be treated with haluronic acid?

Can TMJ be treated with haluronic acid?

Yes: Certain TMJ disorders can be treated with hyaluronic acid. See an oral surgeon who has TMJ experience for guidance. ...Read more

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