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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?

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 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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