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Is taking Valium or chlordiazepoxide better before seeinga dentist, if it is tmj?

6 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: None

If you want the dentist to be able to diagnose the cause of your tmj/tmd, then you shouldn't take any medication the day you see him/her.

In brief: None

If you want the dentist to be able to diagnose the cause of your tmj/tmd, then you shouldn't take any medication the day you see him/her.
Dr. Michael Skidmore
Dr. Michael Skidmore
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Dr. Navdeep Virk
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

You should present with your sign and symptoms as natural as possible.

In brief: None

You should present with your sign and symptoms as natural as possible.
Dr. Navdeep Virk
Dr. Navdeep Virk
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Neither

I can't recommend that you take either of these drugs before seeing your doctor or dentist.
Tmj problems are known for being multifactorial, so you may not be treating the right thing by taking either one of these drugs.

In brief: Neither

I can't recommend that you take either of these drugs before seeing your doctor or dentist.
Tmj problems are known for being multifactorial, so you may not be treating the right thing by taking either one of these drugs.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes.

I'd recommend it.

In brief: Yes.

I'd recommend it.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: May impair diagnosis

Doing anything differently before seeking a consultation changes the norm under which you normally function and may mask some of the symptoms or responses during the evaluation.
It's like taking pain medication for a toothache and then presenting not knowing which tooth was bothering you or having the same response when stimulated.

In brief: May impair diagnosis

Doing anything differently before seeking a consultation changes the norm under which you normally function and may mask some of the symptoms or responses during the evaluation.
It's like taking pain medication for a toothache and then presenting not knowing which tooth was bothering you or having the same response when stimulated.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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