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Is there anything I can take to relieve TMJ pain and im also 13 weeks pregnant?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Check with ob
Check with your OB if you can take alleve or advil (ibuprofen).
Antiinflammatory medicines help a lot. Also ice and a soft diet. Do not chew gum. Your dentist can make you a special night guard, i prefer the nti device rather than a full guard that covers all the top or bottom teeth. The nti is small and fits only in the front. When you wear it you can't clench or grind.

In brief: Check with ob
Check with your OB if you can take alleve or advil (ibuprofen).
Antiinflammatory medicines help a lot. Also ice and a soft diet. Do not chew gum. Your dentist can make you a special night guard, i prefer the nti device rather than a full guard that covers all the top or bottom teeth. The nti is small and fits only in the front. When you wear it you can't clench or grind.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Consult your OB/GYN
Need to consult you ob/gyn doctor. Pregnancy complicates what treatment you can have.
Can consider a mouthpiece (not over the counter...See a tmd specialist.) would even consider wearing a mouthpiece during labor due to the severe clenching involved.

In brief: Consult your OB/GYN
Need to consult you ob/gyn doctor. Pregnancy complicates what treatment you can have.
Can consider a mouthpiece (not over the counter...See a tmd specialist.) would even consider wearing a mouthpiece during labor due to the severe clenching involved.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Orthodontic
See your orthodontist.

In brief: Orthodontic
See your orthodontist.
Dr. Michael Jones
Dr. Michael Jones
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: A few ideas.
Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds (check with OB first).
A splint or physical therapy would be next. See TMJ expert if symptoms persist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

In brief: A few ideas.
Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds (check with OB first).
A splint or physical therapy would be next. See TMJ expert if symptoms persist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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