TMJ anybody?

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TMJ anybody?
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Fri, 06-17-2005 - 3:55pm

Does anybody here have TMJ? I seem to be in the early stages. The left side of my jaw has cracked for a couple of years now. Now it's getting sore. And I've had sharp pain in my left ear. And even my teeth are becoming more sensitive to cold. I wasn't sure whether I should go to a dentist or Dr., so i went to a Dr. She thinks the ear pain is related. So I'm seeing an oral surgeon next month. I really don't want to have surgery. It doesn't seem serious enough to warrant that, & I've had quite a few surgeries in my life. :( She mentioned I might get one of those things you put in your mouth at night to keep from grinding your teeth.

Does anybody know much about this?

Katz

 

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In reply to: katznbooks
Fri, 06-17-2005 - 5:26pm
Hi Katz,
Have heard of it too.
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In reply to: katznbooks
Sat, 06-18-2005 - 1:27am

Hey Katz,


I have TMJ pretty severely from clinching my teeth from having fibro.

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Registered: 03-20-2001
In reply to: katznbooks
Sat, 06-18-2005 - 1:07pm
hi Katz, I had the beginnings of that years back
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In reply to: katznbooks
Mon, 06-20-2005 - 8:28am
Thanks! I'll look into it when I get a chance.
Katz

 

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In reply to: katznbooks
Mon, 06-20-2005 - 8:34am
Thanks, Cheri. I'm sorry to hear you have it so bad. I've heard of the mouthpieces, both OTC (much cheaper) & custom made. I'm pretty sure I had one years ago, just because I was wearing my teeth down by grinding. I certainlt hope I can try that before surgery. So far at least, it definitely isn't bad enough to warrant surgery. It's good to know the earache is also connected, b/c my Dr. said there was nothing wrong w/my ear. I'll have to ask the oral surgeon if it could cause my sensitivity to cold.
Katz

 

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In reply to: katznbooks
Mon, 06-20-2005 - 8:38am

Thanks Suzan. My Dr. figured that the oral surgeon will probably take x-rays. I'm not looking forward to the mouthpiece! I have enough trouble sleeping as it is. :( I didn't think about the sinuses. Maybe that's why my sinus meds don't seem to help that much!

So was yours cured? Do you still have to sleep w/the mouthpiece?

Katz

 

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Registered: 03-20-2001
In reply to: katznbooks
Tue, 06-21-2005 - 6:47am
hi, no I don't sleep with it anymore and yes it did help.... I really was in pain, (side of face) and that really helped.....