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Is prednisone a medication for TMJ and is it effective?
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: TMJ - Prednisone
Tmj disorders are about tooth grinding or alterations in bite, except in uncommon circumstances such as jaw trauma from boxing or a car wreck.
Anything that relieves inflammation in the joint is helpful. Prednisone is helpful for tmj, but should not be used on a regular basis, as many side effects are common with long term use of steroids. Go see your dentist, if pain persists.

In brief: TMJ - Prednisone
Tmj disorders are about tooth grinding or alterations in bite, except in uncommon circumstances such as jaw trauma from boxing or a car wreck.
Anything that relieves inflammation in the joint is helpful. Prednisone is helpful for tmj, but should not be used on a regular basis, as many side effects are common with long term use of steroids. Go see your dentist, if pain persists.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: R/O TMJ
TMJ can be very difficult to treat and overlap several specialists.
I hav had the best results with ENT and oral surgery. . It can start with a poor bite due to genetics/after trauma/Bruxism secondary to stress. A good nite guard is essential. topical Voltaren (diclofenac) gel and a low dose muscle relaxant like skelaxin/FLEXERIL /BOTOX/LIDOCAINE injections can help. Prednisone with quick taper may help.

In brief: R/O TMJ
TMJ can be very difficult to treat and overlap several specialists.
I hav had the best results with ENT and oral surgery. . It can start with a poor bite due to genetics/after trauma/Bruxism secondary to stress. A good nite guard is essential. topical Voltaren (diclofenac) gel and a low dose muscle relaxant like skelaxin/FLEXERIL /BOTOX/LIDOCAINE injections can help. Prednisone with quick taper may help.
Dr. John Feola
Dr. John Feola
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Dr. Andrew Killgore
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Steroidal therapy
This is a commonly used medication for acute pain in disorders of the tm joint.

In brief: Steroidal therapy
This is a commonly used medication for acute pain in disorders of the tm joint.
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Dr. Andrew Killgore
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: See a specialist
Prednisone may help in the short run, but you need to treat the source, not the symptoms.
Tmj problems don't usually subside on their own. The cause and source of the tmj/tmd pain must be evaluated, along with a super thorough history. A TMJ specialist should be consulted to get the answers that you desire.

In brief: See a specialist
Prednisone may help in the short run, but you need to treat the source, not the symptoms.
Tmj problems don't usually subside on their own. The cause and source of the tmj/tmd pain must be evaluated, along with a super thorough history. A TMJ specialist should be consulted to get the answers that you desire.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Yes
Yes, but only with TMJ cases with marked inflammation.

In brief: Yes
Yes, but only with TMJ cases with marked inflammation.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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