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What is the treatment for temporomandibular joint dysfunction?
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: A few things
Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms.
3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments.

In brief: A few things
Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms.
3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tmj
Treatment: soft diet, warm packs, anti-inflammatory meds, dental treatment with splints to stop tooth grinding or clenching.
See a dentist for this.

In brief: Tmj
Treatment: soft diet, warm packs, anti-inflammatory meds, dental treatment with splints to stop tooth grinding or clenching.
See a dentist for this.
Dr. David Mann
Dr. David Mann
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Dr. Shokri Wahib
Dentistry
In brief: Reposition jaw
Jaw repositioning is the most common way to treat TMJ disorders.
Most of the time the jaw needs to be positioned more forward and with an increased height.

In brief: Reposition jaw
Jaw repositioning is the most common way to treat TMJ disorders.
Most of the time the jaw needs to be positioned more forward and with an increased height.
Dr. Shokri Wahib
Dr. Shokri Wahib
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