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Does anyone know about medication for temporomandibular disorders?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: May

NSAID, muscle relaxants, Botox, occasional steroids.

In brief: May

NSAID, muscle relaxants, Botox, occasional steroids.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: TMD medication

Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain.
Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management.

In brief: TMD medication

Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain.
Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr Grin is correct. Meds will only mask symptoms, not address cause.
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

There are many medications used and which medication used depends upon the diagnosis.
Tmd is not a diagnosis but a group of disorders related to the tmj.

In brief: Multiple

There are many medications used and which medication used depends upon the diagnosis.
Tmd is not a diagnosis but a group of disorders related to the tmj.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PAIN&MUSCLE RELAXANT

In brief: PAIN&MUSCLE RELAXANT

Pain medication, steroids and muscle relaxants most common.
Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Dr. Brent Mcfarland
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Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No specific med. TMD

There is no specific medication for the treatment of tmd at this time.
However, there are many protocols or therapies for the condition. One may also consult a dentist that is trained to treat tmd. At times the symptoms are related to the way your teeth bite together. If the bite is off, then that can affect the muscles of the jaw which in turn affects the joint complex with inflammation.

In brief: No specific med. TMD

There is no specific medication for the treatment of tmd at this time.
However, there are many protocols or therapies for the condition. One may also consult a dentist that is trained to treat tmd. At times the symptoms are related to the way your teeth bite together. If the bite is off, then that can affect the muscles of the jaw which in turn affects the joint complex with inflammation.
Dr. Herman Liem
Dr. Herman Liem
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Dr. Samuel Mckenna
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Meds for TMJ

Antiinflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen can be helpful in the management of temporomandibular joint and chewing muscle discomfort.
Night time tooth clenching or grinding can be a source of temporomandibular and chewing muscle pain. A number of bed time medications can be helpful in the management of night time tooth clenching/grinding. An example is amitriptyline, used in very small doses.

In brief: Meds for TMJ

Antiinflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen can be helpful in the management of temporomandibular joint and chewing muscle discomfort.
Night time tooth clenching or grinding can be a source of temporomandibular and chewing muscle pain. A number of bed time medications can be helpful in the management of night time tooth clenching/grinding. An example is amitriptyline, used in very small doses.
Dr. Samuel Mckenna
Dr. Samuel Mckenna
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