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How can I treat a jaw joint problem?

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management
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In brief: Jaw pain

Temporomandibular disorders, jaw pain, orofacial pain or jaw joint problems are terms which denotes chronic jaw pain problem which is not due to any dental pathology.
Some of the common symptoms are jaw pain, jaw locking, jaw popping, ear pain, neck pain, headaches, ear stuffiness, and face pain.

In brief: Jaw pain

Temporomandibular disorders, jaw pain, orofacial pain or jaw joint problems are terms which denotes chronic jaw pain problem which is not due to any dental pathology.
Some of the common symptoms are jaw pain, jaw locking, jaw popping, ear pain, neck pain, headaches, ear stuffiness, and face pain.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: A few ideas.

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 ideas.

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.
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