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What are some ways to treat TMJ associated pain?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pain Killers

Obviously pain killers help reduce pain, but TMJ pain may need more then just pain killers, you may need an occlusal guard, dental treatment, physical therapy, muscle relaxants, anti inflammatory medications, diet counceling etc.
.. Talk to your treating doctor, each case is different hope you feel better.

In brief: Pain Killers

Obviously pain killers help reduce pain, but TMJ pain may need more then just pain killers, you may need an occlusal guard, dental treatment, physical therapy, muscle relaxants, anti inflammatory medications, diet counceling etc.
.. Talk to your treating doctor, each case is different hope you feel better.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: TMJ Treatment

Anti-inflammatory medications, warm moist compresses on the outside of your face over your jaw joints, soft diet, no gum chewing, relaxation techniques to reduce stress, bite adjustments and a night guard are some palliative treatments for TMJ problems.
You need to consult with a dentist for an individual evaluation and appropriate treatment for you specific situation.

In brief: TMJ Treatment

Anti-inflammatory medications, warm moist compresses on the outside of your face over your jaw joints, soft diet, no gum chewing, relaxation techniques to reduce stress, bite adjustments and a night guard are some palliative treatments for TMJ problems.
You need to consult with a dentist for an individual evaluation and appropriate treatment for you specific situation.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

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. Manuel Sousa
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several treatments

There are several treatments including equilibration, splint therapy, surgery.
Self help can include softer diet, warm compresses, no gum, limited opening and joint exercises.

In brief: Several treatments

There are several treatments including equilibration, splint therapy, surgery.
Self help can include softer diet, warm compresses, no gum, limited opening and joint exercises.
Dr. Manuel Sousa
Dr. Manuel Sousa
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