Was at the dentist with Rhi today......

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Was at the dentist with Rhi today......
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Thu, 11-29-2012 - 10:38pm

and he said she needs to see an orthodontist Frown
When Rhi was around 9, he thought she may need braces, but things seemed to straighten out OK. Recently she's been having some trouble getting rid of baby teeth (G and I both were late shedding ours too, and it apparently runs in families) There are two teeth that our dentist has been eyeing for a while, that will probably need pulling, but he's been holding off to see if they will just come out by themselves, so far not though. Rhi has been complaining lately of clicking in her jaw (all of her joints pop and click and are hyper flexible, so I wasn't really surprised that her jaw would be too) 
Today he said that he is concerned that the two teeth that are still in, might be causing some additional strain on the jaw. He wants her to get an opinion from an orthodontist before he goes ahead and starts yanking teeth though, so he's given us a referral and we have to make an appointment. 
Rhi is not thrilled, but several of her friends have braces so she at least doesn't feel that it would be the end of the world. 
We most likely will not get an appointment till January now, I am really hoping that braces will not be necessary, but we shall see... 

Carole

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Thu, 11-29-2012 - 11:29pm
I hope that whatever happens, the jaw clicking is resolved. That can lead to a lot of other issues including headaches and neck and shoulder pain. Good luck!

Sarah


 


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Thu, 11-29-2012 - 11:29pm
I hope that whatever happens, the jaw clicking is resolved. That can lead to a lot of other issues including headaches and neck and shoulder pain. Good luck!

Sarah


 


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Thu, 11-29-2012 - 11:29pm
I hope that whatever happens, the jaw clicking is resolved. That can lead to a lot of other issues including headaches and neck and shoulder pain. Good luck!

Sarah


 


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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 8:23am

Hopefully it's nothing and they can put it right withouth braces but Sarah is right with the jaw clicking.  TMJ syndrome is an awful thing sometimes. 

And Sarah look you got to post a lot - same thing 3 times!!  Tongue Out

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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 8:36am

I have TMJ myself (or TMD as it is now called - why the name change? who knows!) so I am hoping that Rhi's is more related to her general joint loosey-gooseyness, and if not that it can be fixed without too much metal and strapping involved!

I ddi laugh Sarah when I saw your tripple post, and thought "well that's one problem solved" lol!

Carole

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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 1:54pm
Arent the adolescent years fun? ;) I, too, hope you can find a solution to the clicking issue. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 2:08pm

Fingers crossed that Rhi won't need braces Carole, but I guess if she does at least she has frineds who wear them.  DS, who is 30, is on his second set of braces, due to come off in the coming weeks.

Elaine

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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 4:44pm
Lol...it never rains but it pours, right? ;) Tmj stands for temporo-mandibular joint which everyone has (fancy name for your jaw hinge). Tmd our tmjd is temporo-mandibular disorder or joint disorder. so there ya go! (i'm aiming for one post this time...lol)

Sarah


 


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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 11:56pm

TMJ is the joint it's true, but years ago you would see it in medical textbooks etc referring to the assocoiated jaw problems, when it was called TMJ syndrome, or just TMJ for short. Nowadays, for whatever reason, it is no longer a "syndrome" but a "disorder" and the letters have been changed to reflect that. Who knows why these naming fashions change lol! 

It's just like when I moved to Canada and found that what I had always referred to as PMT(PreMenstrual Tension), I now had to call PMS, apparently the "tension" had turned into a "syndrome" , I would not be surprised to find that these days it has turned into a "disorder" rofl!

Carole