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Have tmj, saw orthodontis. Tylonol and Advil of no use. Remedies to ease the pain?

Hi. I suffer from tmj . I have not had health coverage until recently. I have had tmj for 7 years but I am only just now able to see an orthodontis. I am having a hard time with the pain. i can only open my mouth 23 mm and talking, eating, even smiling hurts very badly. Any advice on how to ease the pain? Tylonol and Advil no longer work and the pain is affecting my job.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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The stiffness of the TMJ is most commonly encountered due to a muscle spasm. Since the mild pain killers are not helping you, you need to get some oral muscle relaxants prescribed. Doing a hot fomentation in the area will also help.
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Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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