Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Precautions Do I Need To Take When Eating With Tmj

Share
1

1
What precautions do I need to take when eating with tmj?

What precautions do I need to take when eating with tmj?

TMJ: Tmj is worsened by overworking the jaw. Avoid hard foods and hard candy. Avoid foods that require a lot of chewing. Eat softened foods e.g. Apple sauce instead of apples, nut butter instead of nuts, ground meat instead of steak, cooked vegetables instead of raw. Drink meals with smoothies etc. Instead of a solid meal like a sandwitch. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
2

2
Can tmj go away on it's own without having to go to the doctor? And what precautions should i do or be aware of?

Can tmj go away on it's own without having to go to the doctor? And what precautions should i do or be aware of?

Depends: TMJ may be caused by trauma (such as an auto accident), stress, tooth position and many other problems. If the cause is removed the TMJ may go away on its own. A consult with a TMJ specialist will give you some answers.. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How long does it take for an adherence to form in the tmj? Is it possible after an arhroscopy to have again adherences formed down? Thank you

How long does it take for an adherence to form in the tmj? Is it possible after an arhroscopy to have again adherences formed down? Thank you

Within months : Unfortunately, adhesions in such a small joint space as the TMJ are common. I would discuss this with your omfs. Physical therapy can be of benefit, along with stabilization of the bite with either a bite splint or minor equilibration. Arthrocentesis ( a mini arthroscopy ) as an in office procedure may also help. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
4

4
What medications can I take for tmj?

What medications can I take for tmj?

NSAID's: Nsaid's such as Ibuprofen are typically the first medication to try. If low occasional doses of Ibuprofen don't do the trick, you really need to see a dentist about a bite splint (something to wear at night). I typically use an 'anterior bite plane' 24x7 for 2 weeks with a steroid for the first week. After this, the buite guard goes to nighttime use only. This does the trick in 99% of cases. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
5

5
I'm wondering how long does it take to cure tmj?

I'm wondering how long does it take to cure tmj?

Hard to "cure": Tmj dysfunction can be rather complex. Treatment may be simple or quite involved. Tmj joints, like all other joints, are slower to heal than some other parts of the body. Tmj dysfunction may involve muscle activity levels and their "memory"--habitual pattern of movement, as well as remodeling of the joints. Upon treatment, you may become free from symptoms but TMJ condition will need be monitored. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Is it unusual for TMJ to take two to three years to heal and go through lots of different symptoms. Is it bad to have it this long?

Is it unusual for TMJ to take two to three years to heal  and go through lots of different symptoms. Is it bad to have it this long?

May not be healing: Acute tmd will often resolve if the causes for it are addressed. If the causes persist, however, it can become chronic and persistent. You will need an evaluation along with some imaging to figure out the state of your joint(s). Once chronic it may require a more aggressive intervention. Good luck! ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
7

7
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

See 3 more doctor answers
8

8
How long does it take to get a TMJ splint made after diagnostic records have been made?

How long does it take to get a TMJ splint made after diagnostic records have been made?

Depends: If a dentist makes it himself, it can be overnight. If sent to a commercial lab, it will often take a week or longer. There are emergency appliances (aqualizer) that can help if something immediate is needed. The dentist making the appliance will be able to answer your question ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can I take muscle relaxer for tmj?

Can I take muscle relaxer for tmj?

Short term: Drugs provide momentary relief, but fail to address the underlying reason for the muscle pain. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. David May Dr. May
1 doctor agreed:
10

10
Could i take fiorcet for TMJ pain?

Dr. David May Dr. May
1 doctor agreed:
Could i take fiorcet for TMJ pain?

Not treatment: It will probably make you feel better for a while, but it doesn't do anything to treat the underlining problem. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
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.

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 more

See 3 more doctor answers
12

12
Can you get on treadmill to exercise if you have tmj? i have high bpressure but take meds. will exercisse make it worse for me? i need to exercise!!

See your dentust: It shouldn't be a problem to use a treadmill with tmj. Ask your dentist to make you an occlusal gaurd so your teeth aren't clenched during strenuous workouts. This soft plastic cushions your teeth and relieves joint stress. Hope this helps! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Is it ok to take Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg with valerian or passionflower? I have taken 0.5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for 10 years (tmj) at bedtime only.

Is it ok to take Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg with valerian or passionflower? I have taken 0.5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for 10 years (tmj) at bedtime only.

Probably add: The active ingredient in valerian works through a specialized "gaba receptor" in brain cells. So does xanax (alprazolam). So the odds are they add together. Roughly, it's as though you are taking a higher dose of xanax (alprazolam). (other meds that "quiet down" neve cells also use gaba--such as valproate, related! someone with a solid background in psychopharmacology may help you simplify a bit. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
14

14
How helpful and how long it takes for TMJ mri?

How helpful and how long it takes for TMJ mri?

MRI very helpful: A TMJ MRI is really the only way to visualize the structures of the temporomandibular joint without surgery. It usually takes about an hour. An MRI will show disc displacement, fluid collections, arthritis, muscle impingement, condylar degeneration and degeneration of the disc or bone. It can be very helpful to your doctor in determining your best treatment . An MRI is necessary for TMJ surgery. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
I have fibromyalgia, arthritis and tmj. What pain pills can I take long-term?

I have fibromyalgia, arthritis and tmj. What pain pills can I take long-term?

Warm water therapy: Meds are not always the answer. Maybe a change in lifestyle, nutrition, exercise and possibly warm water aerobics at a local ymca. It must be frustrating, but do give in to being overly medicated, if possible. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
16

16
How long does it take after a TMJ arthroscopy not to feel any inflammation? How long does it take to feel fully recovered?

1-3 weeks: Every patient heals differently and also it depends on how severe your TMJ is. It can take months before you fully recover. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
17

17
Iam having TMJ lavage inweek under general anesthesia how long will it take, how to prepare & what to expect when wake up, what should I avoid till time?

Iam having TMJ lavage inweek under general anesthesia how long will it take, how to prepare & what to expect when wake up, what should I avoid till time?

General Anesthesia: May speed up the process by allowing easier access to the tmj. But, plan on at least 1-2 hours. General anesthesia requires the placement of a breathing tube thru the nose (no worries; you'll already be "asleep" before the tube is inserted). No blood thinners (asa, ibuprofen) for several days ahead ; nothing to eat/drink 8-12 hours before, some soreness ; swelling after. Good luck! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
I have TMJ arthritis I consulted a docykr yesterday he told to take rest.is this serious ?is there any treatment?

I have TMJ arthritis I consulted a docykr yesterday he told to take rest.is this serious ?is there any treatment?

Rest is treatment: For example, stopping chewing gum (if you do that a lot) will often help TMD. Essentially that is rest but more specifically it is conservative treatment. There are other elements that can be discussed as well but be grateful to be in the care of a cautious practitioner who isn't quick to use surgery or other more invasive treatments prior to trying things like this first. Good luck! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
How long does it take for a TMJ splint to recapture a disc displaced anteriorly? With the mention that the condyle is deformed, disc is ruptured.

It may not: You have a difficult condition. Sometimes the disc does not recapture well, especially if the joint is deformed. A secondary goal can be to get your joint where it has improved function and some stability. You could be near the point where you don't improve any more. (maximum medical improvement). Keep the lines of communication open with your doctor. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers