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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - TMJ Syndrome
TMJ [posted 8/4/98]
Answer: Wouldn't hurt (other than the cost), but realistically there aren't any alternatives except surgery in severe cases.
Answer: TMJ is usually best treated by a dentist or oral surgeon familiar with the problem. Ask your dentist for a reference. Usually a bite adjustment will help. Occasionally, patients are experiencing bruxism (grinding their teeth at night) and there are nocturnal plates to help with this problem. NSAIDS like Lodine will help, but not eliminate the problem unless you address the mechanical problem causing the pain.
Answer: The potentially addictive part is the butabitol. Depending on the dose and the frequency -you might be physically addicted. Withdrawal symptoms can occur with continued use at high doses. There may be a mildly addictive aspect to caffeine;but, this is controversial.