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How painful is the typical temporomandibular joint disorder?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Can be painful

Tmj, temporomandibular joint disorder can cause pain in the joint at rest or while chewing.
Typical management includes soft diet, use of antiinflammatories like Motrin and warm compress. If pain persists, see your provider or an oral maxillofacial surgeon for work-up and additional management.

In brief: Can be painful

Tmj, temporomandibular joint disorder can cause pain in the joint at rest or while chewing.
Typical management includes soft diet, use of antiinflammatories like Motrin and warm compress. If pain persists, see your provider or an oral maxillofacial surgeon for work-up and additional management.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Sometimes it can be very painful sometimes not painful at all.
There may be clicking or popping with or without pain. At times the jaw can lock open.

In brief: Depends

Sometimes it can be very painful sometimes not painful at all.
There may be clicking or popping with or without pain. At times the jaw can lock open.
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TMJ

Degree and perception of pain varies from person to person.

In brief: TMJ

Degree and perception of pain varies from person to person.
Dr. Steven Saunders
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Variable

Very variable. Sometimes no pain.
Sometimes debilitating pain.

In brief: Variable

Very variable. Sometimes no pain.
Sometimes debilitating pain.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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