HomeAnswersInternal Medicinejaw painI recently had a dental procedure, which has caused my TMJ disorder to flare up. Can I use Co-codamol tablets for pain relief?

Can a dental procedure cause TMJ pain?

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Published At July 26, 2023
Reviewed AtNovember 29, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I underwent a dental procedure last week and was prescribed two 5mg Diazepam tablets to take prior to the procedure. The last dose of Diazepam I took was on Tuesday morning, which was five days ago. I would like to know if it is safe for me to take a tablet of Co-codamol for pain relief. The reason behind this is that I believe my previous temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder has flared up again, and Co-codamol used to be the only painkiller that provided relief. I have been suffering from TMJ disorder for the past 11 years, and the last flare-up was seven years ago. Currently, I am not taking any other medications. My height is 5 feet 5 inches, and I weigh approximately 200 pounds. Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Hello,

Welcome to iCliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

May I inquire

  1. Have you been diagnosed with TMJ disorder?

  2. Have any investigations been conducted?

  3. Are you currently taking any medications?

  4. Please provide a specific time frame for the occurrences.

Before prescribing any medication, I need to gather more information by conducting further investigations. Therefore, I suggest consulting with a healthcare professional privately.

Please try not to panic or overthink the situation. It is important to seek proper medical advice. Thank you, and please provide feedback once you have consulted with a healthcare professional.

Revert with the answer to assist further.

Thank you and take care.

Regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mohammad Rajja
Dr. Mohammad Rajja

General Practitioner

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