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Does anyone know about tmd temporomandibular disorders?

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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree

In brief: TMD

Temporomandibular disorders, or tmd, are a broad range of problems that can occur with the temporomandibular joint, or tmj.
They can manifest as pain in the jaw or ear, headaches, jaw joint clicking, popping or grating, locking of the jaw closed or open, and changes in the occlusion, or bite. They can usually be managed by a soft, non-chewing diet, moist heat and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories.

In brief: TMD

Temporomandibular disorders, or tmd, are a broad range of problems that can occur with the temporomandibular joint, or tmj.
They can manifest as pain in the jaw or ear, headaches, jaw joint clicking, popping or grating, locking of the jaw closed or open, and changes in the occlusion, or bite. They can usually be managed by a soft, non-chewing diet, moist heat and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are many dentists who have the skills to diagnose and treat tmd.
Make sure the dentist can diagnose the specific problem and not just start treating you. A different diagnosis requires a specific treatment and tmd is not a diagnosis. For example treating a muscle problem is different than treating a joint problem.

In brief: Yes

There are many dentists who have the skills to diagnose and treat tmd.
Make sure the dentist can diagnose the specific problem and not just start treating you. A different diagnosis requires a specific treatment and tmd is not a diagnosis. For example treating a muscle problem is different than treating a joint problem.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dr. John Van der Werff
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anatomy vs symptoms

When i explain tmj/tmd to my patients, i tell them that everyone has TMJ (unless some type of mutation, cancer or accident.
) TMJ is the anatomy of the jaw joints- (t) temporal bone on upper maxilla; (m) mandible- lower jaw; (j) joints- where the two meet in a complex of tendons, ligaments, etc. Tmd are the symptoms exhibited by someone who has a problem with the TMJ complex.

In brief: Anatomy vs symptoms

When i explain tmj/tmd to my patients, i tell them that everyone has TMJ (unless some type of mutation, cancer or accident.
) TMJ is the anatomy of the jaw joints- (t) temporal bone on upper maxilla; (m) mandible- lower jaw; (j) joints- where the two meet in a complex of tendons, ligaments, etc. Tmd are the symptoms exhibited by someone who has a problem with the TMJ complex.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

See an experienced board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

In brief: Yes

See an experienced board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: ORAL SURG.&ORTHODONT

Check with oral surgeon or orthodontist who treat this condition.

In brief: ORAL SURG.&ORTHODONT

Check with oral surgeon or orthodontist who treat this condition.
Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Dr. Brent Mcfarland
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