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Why is TMJ worse at night?

Why is TMJ worse at night?

Perception or..: It may be that one is more aware of pain or one may be clenching their teeth which can cause more pain... For help I would suggest seeing a dentist who has experience diagnosing and treating the tmj. ...Read more

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Why is my TMJ worse at night?

Why is my TMJ worse at night?

TMJ: Tooth position can contribute to tmd symptoms. You could be potentially clenching or grinding. ...Read more

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Why is my TMJ hurt worse at night?

Why is my TMJ hurt worse at night?

Clench/grind: Likely you are clenching and/or grinding at night. See an oral surgeon for advice. ...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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I have TMJ but can't afford medical care for it. What should I do until I can? Would a night guard help or make it worse? Should I avoid hard foods?

I have TMJ but can't afford medical care for it. What should I do until I can? Would a night guard help or make it worse? Should I avoid hard foods?

A few things.: 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 more

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Can you use Arnica for TMJ? I've had this for over 30 years. I'm getting another night guard by dentist. Right side is worse

Can you use Arnica for TMJ? I've had this for over 30 years. I'm getting another night guard by dentist. Right side is worse

TMJ: TMJ is usually caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching) or a bad bite. Effective treatment depends on how (grinding, clenching, or both), and when (nighttime, daytime, or both) you are bruxing, plus the condition of your bite. Pain will subside by elimination of trauma to the TMJ. See a dentist experienced in treating TMJ dysfunction (nightguard is only one aspect of treatment). ...Read more

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My TMJ I found out about a year ago that that was what I had. My ins does not pay for a night guard. My car accident made it even worse. I want to cry?

My TMJ I found out about a year ago that that was what I had. My ins does not pay for a night guard. My car accident made it even worse. I want to cry?

CareCredit: Sorry to hear about your misfortune. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used for dental procedures. This is a healthcare credit card, offered by more than 65% of all dentists to help patients like you access the care they need and want without insurance coverage. ...Read more

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What is TMJ and what causes it to get worse?

What is TMJ and what causes it to get worse?

TMJ: Tmj stands for temperomandibular joint and when we use that it means some issues with the joints. Could be pain, headache, facial pain or clicking or trouble opening the mouth. Gets worse by overworking of jaw? muscle spasm, anxiety, stress etc. ...Read more

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Please help! Does getting a facial make you tmj/tmd worse?

Unlikely but possibl: Possible, unlikely. If the TMJ has been very sensitive, any manipulation in the area could temporarily increase symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do people say homemade nightguards make TMJ symptom worse?

Why do people say homemade nightguards make TMJ symptom worse?

Easy to chew: Most home made "boil and bite" mouth guards are made of a rubber material that although provides great protection againest concussions in contact sports, also causes many people to chew on them as well. A professionally made bruxism splint should be fabricated out of acrylic or some other hard material to prevent additional chewing and clenching. ...Read more

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I have TMJ and the dr I went to wanted to wait and see if it got any worse. What can I do for now to manage or stop the pain?

I have TMJ and the dr I went to wanted to wait and see if it got any worse. What can I do for now to manage or stop the pain?

See orofacial pain: Specialist. They are the experts in TMJ and facial pain disorders and follow conservative, non-surgical reversible treatment. Here is the link to American Academy of Orofacial Pain:http://www. Aaop. Org/ Hope it helps. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can invisilign make TMJ worse?

Can invisilign make TMJ worse?

Probably Not: Tmj issues usually are not related to orthodontic problems. Furthermore, the first line o treatment for TMJ problems is usually some type of night guard... Very similar to an invisalign tray. ...Read more

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Does cold or heat make TMJ worse?

Does cold or heat make TMJ worse?

Usually cold.: Usually cold makes it worse. However, if you have an inflammatory componenst, cold might help. Try both, use whatever makes it more comfortable. ...Read more

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Hi docs! What could make TMJ disorder worse?

Hi docs! What could make TMJ disorder worse?

TMJ/TMD: It can get worse by just functions of the jaw- eating, chewing, yawning, singing, playing a musical instrument, trauma, yelling...Get the picture? Even a slight popping over the years can slowly develop into a locking or limitation of opening or trouble closing the jaw. I would see a dentist or tmj/tmd specialist before it gets worse and becomes much harder to treat. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

Should I get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

It depends: There are many factors to consider. Surgery for TMJ is extremely aggressive and invasive. I would exhaust other treatment options like an oral appliance to adjust jaw position or Botox injections to relive discomfort. Be certain you are seeing a prosthodontists and/or oral surgeon to explain your specific treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that braces will make TMJ worse?

Is it actually true that braces will make TMJ worse?

Sometimes: Sometimes. Sometimes braces part of the solution. Get an opinion or two from orthodontists are also TMJ experts. ...Read more

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