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Orthandontist, TMJ and overbite problems is orthandontist surgeries required for TMJ and overbite problem that i have? How to treat those 2 problems?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Unrelated conditions

Since these issues are unrelated you should address each separately.
1. See Orofacial Pain specialist for TMJ conservative, non surgical treatment. 2. See Orthodontist and oral surgeon for orthognatic surgery assessment and treatment.

In brief: Unrelated conditions

Since these issues are unrelated you should address each separately.
1. See Orofacial Pain specialist for TMJ conservative, non surgical treatment. 2. See Orthodontist and oral surgeon for orthognatic surgery assessment and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complex

Very complicated problem. You need coordinated treatment between a TMJ expert, orthodontist and oral surgeon.
All 3 should have vast TMJ experience.

In brief: Complex

Very complicated problem. You need coordinated treatment between a TMJ expert, orthodontist and oral surgeon.
All 3 should have vast TMJ experience.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Can't

Can't diagnose your problem over the computer. Orthodontic and TMJ diagnosis are complex sophisticated procedures.
Please see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for the best answers to your questions.

In brief: Can't

Can't diagnose your problem over the computer. Orthodontic and TMJ diagnosis are complex sophisticated procedures.
Please see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for the best answers to your questions.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine

In brief: You

You will most likely need an orthodontist.
You can see a dentist for their advice also. For tmj, there are some over-the-counter night splints you can buy that may help you.

In brief: You

You will most likely need an orthodontist.
You can see a dentist for their advice also. For tmj, there are some over-the-counter night splints you can buy that may help you.
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engrav
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Dr. Duane Keller
Dentistry

In brief: Treat to stability

This case was completed surgically at the improper joint position.
You have to find the best functional relationship first, not whatever position happens to occur from surgery. Find the best functional position and then treat to that position, now some arbitrary position that may be dysfunctional. Treat to stability not by chance.

In brief: Treat to stability

This case was completed surgically at the improper joint position.
You have to find the best functional relationship first, not whatever position happens to occur from surgery. Find the best functional position and then treat to that position, now some arbitrary position that may be dysfunctional. Treat to stability not by chance.
Dr. Duane Keller
Dr. Duane Keller
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Dr. Steven Cohen
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: TMJ

Tmj and overbite problems may not necessarily be related.
Each needs to be evaluated and treatment options determined. Tmj is not just one specific problem. It varies in the types of symptoms and there are a wide variety of treatment approaches. While surgery is sometimes an option in treating "overbite" problems, it is not always the only option. It is always important to fully understand what your orthodontist is recommending before seeking other opinions. Too many opinions can create confusion and does not serve the patient in understanding the problems and available treatments. Being a good patient requires the patient to become educated and a good orthodontist will help in this process.

In brief: TMJ

Tmj and overbite problems may not necessarily be related.
Each needs to be evaluated and treatment options determined. Tmj is not just one specific problem. It varies in the types of symptoms and there are a wide variety of treatment approaches. While surgery is sometimes an option in treating "overbite" problems, it is not always the only option. It is always important to fully understand what your orthodontist is recommending before seeking other opinions. Too many opinions can create confusion and does not serve the patient in understanding the problems and available treatments. Being a good patient requires the patient to become educated and a good orthodontist will help in this process.
Dr. Steven Cohen
Dr. Steven Cohen
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