4 doctors weighed in:
Will pain pills reduce the symptoms of tmj?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Partially
Tmj pain is a mechanical problem and therefore it needs to be treated mechanically (if teeth are missing, you may need implants or dentures, if you are grinding teeth, a bite guard may come in handy, etc.
). Medication will only mitigate pain but will not fix the problem eventually.

In brief: Partially
Tmj pain is a mechanical problem and therefore it needs to be treated mechanically (if teeth are missing, you may need implants or dentures, if you are grinding teeth, a bite guard may come in handy, etc.
). Medication will only mitigate pain but will not fix the problem eventually.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Yes
Analgesics are part of TMJ treatment.

In brief: Yes
Analgesics are part of TMJ treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: Temporarily
They will not solve the problem but only mask the pain.
Seeing a doctor who can diagnose where the pain is coming from and what may e causing it will help treat the problem.

In brief: Temporarily
They will not solve the problem but only mask the pain.
Seeing a doctor who can diagnose where the pain is coming from and what may e causing it will help treat the problem.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
In brief: Short term
We often forget that medications can trigger tnj symptoms, too.
Especially if, the promote bruxism (grinding).

In brief: Short term
We often forget that medications can trigger tnj symptoms, too.
Especially if, the promote bruxism (grinding).
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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