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Is TMJ always painfree or does the pain come and go?

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Dr. Duane Keller
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Normal is painfree

A normal joint is painless, noiseless, has a full range of motion without any deflection or deviation.
If you are having pain it is the body's way to tell you there is somethign wrong. Check with your dentist to find the best answer to your problem.

In brief: Normal is painfree

A normal joint is painless, noiseless, has a full range of motion without any deflection or deviation.
If you are having pain it is the body's way to tell you there is somethign wrong. Check with your dentist to find the best answer to your problem.
Dr. Duane Keller
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Tmj is merely the name of the temporomandibular joint, although it's common for patients to refer to "tmj" as the problem associated with the joint.
Tmd is quite variable. It can be of short & temporary duration and intensity or severe and longstanding. It varies from person to person & from time to time.It is best to be evaluated early & seek guidance from a knowledgeable dentist who treats this.

In brief: Varies

Tmj is merely the name of the temporomandibular joint, although it's common for patients to refer to "tmj" as the problem associated with the joint.
Tmd is quite variable. It can be of short & temporary duration and intensity or severe and longstanding. It varies from person to person & from time to time.It is best to be evaluated early & seek guidance from a knowledgeable dentist who treats this.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends!

Pain is a central part of TMJ problems, so they are very rarely pain free.
Usually the pain begins as an isolated problem, then progresses to intermittent pain that comes and goes, then it becomes more consistent as the disease gets worse. The trick is to intervene early to keep the pain from becoming more common and even disabling.

In brief: It depends!

Pain is a central part of TMJ problems, so they are very rarely pain free.
Usually the pain begins as an isolated problem, then progresses to intermittent pain that comes and goes, then it becomes more consistent as the disease gets worse. The trick is to intervene early to keep the pain from becoming more common and even disabling.
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Samuel Mckenna
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain comes and goes

Pain from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) typically varies with jaw activity.
Excessive and even normal jaw activity can trigger pain. Some with TMJ disorders experience pain-free days but some degree of daily pain and day-to-day variability is the norm.

In brief: Pain comes and goes

Pain from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) typically varies with jaw activity.
Excessive and even normal jaw activity can trigger pain. Some with TMJ disorders experience pain-free days but some degree of daily pain and day-to-day variability is the norm.
Dr. Samuel Mckenna
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Both

Pain can be constant, intermittent or TMJ can be without pain.
Very variable and complex disorders.

In brief: Both

Pain can be constant, intermittent or TMJ can be without pain.
Very variable and complex disorders.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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