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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
My migraines are Getting out of control. I have tried every non narcotic there is and nothing works. I take topamax. And been treated for TMJ ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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