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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
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
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 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
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
How long should it take before you get results from a night time TMJ mouth guard. Is it normal for clicking to get worse while wearing it?
Short time: Not very long. Within a week. Not normal for increased sounds. Was it make by a TMJ specialist? If not, should be. ...Read more
Unlikely but possibl: Possible, unlikely. If the TMJ has been very sensitive, any manipulation in the area could temporarily increase symptoms. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
Botox for TMJ: Yes it is possible. I would discuss with your TMJ doctor. ...Read more
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
I've had TMJ for a few years and it's annoying but it's never been painful. Will it get worse over time without treatment?
Possibly: It's difficult to predict if years of wear and tear will ever worsen a specific situation. Common sense says that it will. See an oral surgeon for a complete workup. ...Read more
TMJ symptoms: Can be multifactorial. If you clench, grind, have jaw pain, inability to open wide. ... Then it is possible that your headaches are TMJ related. In any event, if you feel it might be TMJ related, go see a dentist. A trip to the er is not the answer. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Prev diagnosis TMJ now with grinding and jaw spasm-worse daytime. I am working on an appointment-pain is horrible. Suggestion for OTC mouthguard?
Ineffective: And can even exacerbate the problem. Take OTC analgesics as per package instructions. Warm compresses may be soothing. See Dentist ASAP. Orthodontic and/or Oral Surgical consultations may be advisable to determine cause of your dysfunction, and therefore the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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!!
Can a biteguard for TMJ make it worse. Since I've had mine I've developed tightness and spasms in jaw.
Yes: There are many types of mouth appliances that accomplish very different purposes, some the exact opposite of others. An inexpensive otc appliance is sometimes useful as a diagnostic tool to determine the best course of treatment for tmd but often a different appliance is necessary to address the symptoms. See your dentist and report your observations. ...Read more
What to do if I have TMJ and alot of stiffness, should I try to exercise my jaw or will that make it worse?
TMJ/TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache and stiffness. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. ...Read more
I went to a rave and got drugged, and my mouth has been extremely dry ever since. I have TMJ and turrets which might be making it worse. Help?
Raves: First, and most important, find different friends and other ways to occupy your time. This behavior warrants discussion with a psychologist. Second, you may have had other drugs. Other medications (for tourettes or tmj) may cause symptoms. Finally a TMJ diagnosis in an 18 year old is suspect, and "tmj" doesn't cause dry mouth, it's a joint and muscle problem. ...Read more
I have ant disc displcement 11 years. My right tmj ligaments started to tear and torn what its the worse that can happen if it breaks entirely? Thank u
Other Symptoms?: What symptoms are you currently experiencing? Assuming that you are having pain from the displaced disc and a partial tear, you could have bone against bone if the disc tears completely, continued pain, limited opening of the mouth, and difficulty chewing as you are probably having now. ...Read more
When your wisdom tooth on bottom right comes in would that cause tmj flare up? I have it and now its worse and started when my tooth started coming in
It is common see DDS: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays to avoid future complications. ...Read more
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