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I have a TMJ problem which produces many unpleasant symptoms

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I have a TMJ problem which produces many unpleasant symptoms ,As I have aged it has become worse .pain,dizziness caused by muscle spasm etc.My dentist says the damage is done.I am depressed and in despair.What do you suggest?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist with over 10 years experience.

what treatments have you tried?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have lower denture to replace lost teeth.I have tried massage,warm flannels,ibuprofen relaxation etc etc.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
What about a bite splint?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have one,which gives my jaw a rest.But it does not give me the complete resolution .I know there is no cure but I would like to be able to manage this complaint.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

ask for a muscle relaxer called cyclobenzaprine

it works well

I have given it many times for this with success

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