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Why Is Tmj Worse At Night
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?
Care Credit: Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Over the counter devices sold in pharmacies and online are for the most part inadequate, as they are often too thick, poorly retentive, and inadequately cover all of the teeth. As a result these devices can often prompt more clenching, and/ worsen TMJ. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used for dental procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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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