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What Is The Best Way To Treat Sever Tmj
Need proper eval.: Tmd, temporomandibular dysfunction, is a complex problem involving the actual joint at times, but more often the muscles and other soft-tissue attachments as well as the complex of nerves around the face and head. You need to be seen by a specialist who knows how to evaluate these types of problems. Not all dentists know how. Ask around. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have TMJ and wear a mouth guard. My masseter muscle has been in spasm for a long time now. What is the best way to treat?
Treatment: Tmj/tmd can be caused by stress and clenching or grinding of teeth. Sometimes tmd can occur without clinching or grinding. For "treatment" otc nsaids are good for a short amount of time as well as prescription steroids. If symptoms persist, you should be seen by on oral surgeon who specialized in tmd. A fitted mouth guard may be what you need. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have been clinching my teeth for a while and have had TMJ symptoms off and on. How does a mouth piece stop me from clinching. Is that the best way to stop the symptoms.?
Can't stop clinching: Mouth guard will distribute the clinching forces evenly in your mouth and remove the stress off of your TMJ is the simplest explanation. Clinching and grinding is a complex mechanism involving the position of your tmjoint and the way your teeth interdigitate and the forces involved. Clinching also damages the teeth by breaking the enamel at the gum line so the mouthguard protect teeth from this. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Who is the best person to diagnose and treat TMJ : ent, TMJ dentist, oral and maxiofacial surgeon or cranial osteopath?
Depends on the cause: Usually the first person to discuss your symptoms and details with is your dentist. After helping to discern what the root cause of the issue is, then they can help make the appropriate referral (if needed) to someone that can best assist your issue. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
A TMJ doctor is going to treat my capsulitis with a splint. Is this the best/most typical option? I have an open bite, an overbite, bruxism, and FMS.
TMJ/TMD: TMJ/TMDysfunction has a wide range of severity, causes and treatment modalities. Properly fabricated intraoral splints are one of the most conservative and widely prescribed options. However, proper diagnosis and treatment by an experienced and trained doctor in this field is the real key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are many varieties of bite splints and no one mouthpiece works for everyone...It depends on symptoms and tooth alignment. There are soft, hard, upper, lower, thin, thick mouthpieces. Need to be evaluated...I would not value a mouthpiece obtained online or at a local sports or pharmacy. Custom made mouthpieces are recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
TMJ Surgery: Tmjoint surgery should should only be considered after all other conservative treatment by well known and recognized experienced TMJ specialists has been attempted and failed. They would be the most knowledgeable as to who would be best to perform surgery if that was necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best way to take ibprofene? Don't want to damage my body. Taking it for TMJ developed after wisdom extraction for 2 weeks. 600mg every 6 hours.
See OFP specialist: If you rely on NSAIDs or other not a definitive treatment or if your TMJ goes untreated it can worsen. For this reason, if you suffer from TMJ, you shouldn’t delay a diagnosis and you should find treatment from an experienced Orofacial Pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Options: Do you also grind your teeth at night? Clenching occurs during the day. A lot depends on the the history and diagnosis that you have received for your tmj/tmd. An oral mouthpiece may be indicated, but there are many types and often are constructed based upon diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Post impacted wisdom teeth extraction have random ear pain in one year. I have developed tmj. Best way to reduce inflammation? Taking ibprofene.
A few ideas.: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. 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 4 more doctor answers
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
What are the best home-care methods for dealing with TMJ pain/soreness? Can symptoms be brought on or aggravated by poor posture or sleeping position?
Yes: The TMJ can be directly affected by posture and the position you sleep in. TMJ disorders may be due to a number of different causes with different treatment modalities. The wrong treatment could do more harm. Without more definitive information regarding your symptoms, a non-chew diet, moist heat, and an OTC anti-inflammatory med might help until you can be properly evaluated. ...Read more
What could be the best treatment for TMJ chronic arthritis in case ibuprofen pills and heat packs don't work any more? Then you very much =o)
Dentist evaluation: Tmj issues can be complex. If you have a displaced articular cartilage, you may need a splint designed to recapture it. If the issue is primarily musculo skeletal, you may need a regimen of physical therapy. It's possible surgery may be required but these decisions require diagnosis by an experienced dentist. The usual process starts with minimal invasiveness and progresses under supervision. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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