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I have had TMJ and jaw muscles have been in spasm and tight. Is it a good sign if the tightness is fading and the muscles are beginning to ache?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: Good sign indeed

Moist heat, soft food, physical therapy, teeth apart during the day and NSAID otc will resolve the problem. However, see orofacial pain specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and future prevention.

In brief: Good sign indeed

Moist heat, soft food, physical therapy, teeth apart during the day and NSAID otc will resolve the problem. However, see orofacial pain specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and future prevention.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Complicated

Hard to say without more information.
See a TMJ expert for advice. 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: Complicated

Hard to say without more information.
See a TMJ expert for advice. 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.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: Yes and no

Your signs are promising, but with tmj/tmd, the symptoms can recycle and come back.
It is best to have a tmj/tmd dentist or specialist to rely upon when symptoms come back or to know what home care instructions you can follow up on if unable to get into the professional.

In brief: Yes and no

Your signs are promising, but with tmj/tmd, the symptoms can recycle and come back.
It is best to have a tmj/tmd dentist or specialist to rely upon when symptoms come back or to know what home care instructions you can follow up on if unable to get into the professional.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Your muscle symptoms are improving and should continue to do so unless there is a reason for their development in the first place.
Don't be surprised if they return and if they do seek care from your dentist or a dentist that specializes in temporomandibular disorders.

In brief: Yes

Your muscle symptoms are improving and should continue to do so unless there is a reason for their development in the first place.
Don't be surprised if they return and if they do seek care from your dentist or a dentist that specializes in temporomandibular disorders.
Dr. Donald Cohen
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