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Pammy (@pammyl66)

TMJ questions

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Mar 6 12:23pm | Replies (39)

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I was diagnosed with TMJ by my family doctor, my dentist and by an ENT. They all told me it may go away. It has been 6 weeks and it is still there. I have had the TENS machine twice and have changed my diet to soft food. Can I still expect the TMJ to go away on its own.

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Hi @reader3013, welcome to Connect.
I moved your message to a thread started by @pammyl66 about TMJ. I’d also like to connect you with other members talking about TMJ. Please meet @phoebejo @starwitch @catio @ironman84.

You may also wish to read past conversations, such as
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tmj-27ef7d/
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tmj/
Was your care team able to identify the cause of your TMJ?

Sorry to hear about your situation and also sorry to say that it probably won’t go away. There isn’t another free floating joint like this in the body. Total joint replacement was the only fix for me. Unfortunately I had to have 6 operations before my insurance would pay for it. I hope you have better luck. It has been almost 20 yrs since my surgery and still doing great.

Welcome back to Connect @ironman84. Really appreciate your input. You’ll notice that Connect has been reinvigorated and is an active community again. We’ve got more updates and improvements about to rollout over the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

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