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How do you get rid of tmj?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the cause

Joint dysfunction can be from trauma, muscle imbalance, clenching, grinding, stress, joint anatomy, and malocclusion, among other causes.
Malocclusion is causative or contributory in most patients w tmj. Resolving the malocclusion goes a long way toward resolving TMJ dysfunction. See an orthodontists for an occlusal evaluation.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Joint dysfunction can be from trauma, muscle imbalance, clenching, grinding, stress, joint anatomy, and malocclusion, among other causes.
Malocclusion is causative or contributory in most patients w tmj. Resolving the malocclusion goes a long way toward resolving TMJ dysfunction. See an orthodontists for an occlusal evaluation.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TMJ

Tmj ( or tmd) has multiple signs and symptoms.
Without knowing more, here are some simple self help suggestions. Don't chew gum. Avoid hard crunchy foods. Don't open wide.Use moist heat over the jaw joints and muscles of the face. Taking an anti inflammatory medication, like ibuprophen 3 times a day for a week to 10 days. See a physical therapist and dentist trained in treating tmj.

In brief: TMJ

Tmj ( or tmd) has multiple signs and symptoms.
Without knowing more, here are some simple self help suggestions. Don't chew gum. Avoid hard crunchy foods. Don't open wide.Use moist heat over the jaw joints and muscles of the face. Taking an anti inflammatory medication, like ibuprophen 3 times a day for a week to 10 days. See a physical therapist and dentist trained in treating tmj.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dr. Mark Birnbach
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In brief: It's tough..

You ( mostly likely ) cannot do it by yourself ! see a qualified dentist and he may recommend treatment.
.. Like a custom designed night guard, .

In brief: It's tough..

You ( mostly likely ) cannot do it by yourself ! see a qualified dentist and he may recommend treatment.
.. Like a custom designed night guard, .
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dr. Fernando Juliao
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Dr. Peter Karsant
First determine the cause; stress or malocclusion. Many ways to treat stress and I would use a nightguard until the stress is under control. If it is malocclusion then you can kill two birds with one stone by seeing a qualified orthodontist who will treat the TMJ issue and correct the malocclusion.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Complex question.

The best answer is to find a great TMJ doc for guidance.
Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

In brief: Complex question.

The best answer is to find a great TMJ doc for guidance.
Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
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