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Does anyone out there know of a good treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder pains?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: TMJ expert

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Very complex disorder. I disagree with another clinician who recommeded "see your dentist, and then a rheumatologist". Things you can do include soft diet, jaw stretching exercises, antiinflammatory medication. Avoid clenching and grinding of your teeth. Meditation will help. Avoid unecessary stress.

In brief: TMJ expert

See a TMJ expert.
Very complex disorder. I disagree with another clinician who recommeded "see your dentist, and then a rheumatologist". Things you can do include soft diet, jaw stretching exercises, antiinflammatory medication. Avoid clenching and grinding of your teeth. Meditation will help. Avoid unecessary stress.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Louis Gallia , Very good explanation and advice. Orofacial Pain specialist :)
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Dentist

First stop is the dentist.
If he/she is not successful, then rheumatologist.

In brief: Dentist

First stop is the dentist.
If he/she is not successful, then rheumatologist.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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