... Trust your instincts - from you've you told me it doesn't sound like they have a lot of experience with TMJ.
TMJ is extremely complicated - while PTs may get some general training, my limited experience is that you really have to find a PT that specializes in it to get results and this can be hard - because its not the typical injury or problem that PTs routinely treat.
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... until my surgeon feels comfortable that my joints are healed enough. Then we will look at braces and if needed bite surgery. As my surgeon explained it the more that the pressure is evened out between all your teeth it can help relieve pressure off of the jaw joints. ... (4 replies)
... I got a splint, then ended up getting braces and then another splint which I wore at night. I grind my teeth at night. ... (4 replies)
... I agree it's all very confusing. My neuromuscular dentist said that the right neuromuscular splint can take the place of a disk. They create joint space so you don't have much bone on bone due to displaced disks. There are people living without disks. ... (13 replies)
... A displaced disc is very common TMJ problem. Get a second opinionwith respect to surgery and orthodentics before doing either. Surgery should be last option. I don't what type of surgery he is recommending but still any surgery should be a last resort. With respect to orthodentics since it also permanently alters your jaw; I would proceed carefully.
Typically if its just... (12 replies)
... can find and I believe I have found the right one after going through few others that did not help my tmj at all. Like most TMJ doctors the treatment involved in Splint therapy or appliances. I've spend thousands on tmj splints with two other TMJ doctors but they didn't work and made things worse. ... (0 replies)
... at my only option is Arthroplasty with discectomy and fat graft. I have been recommended to Dr. Piper since I live in FL. The orofacial surgeon said that I could bite down on something on the left side at any time and break the bone. Needless to say we were shocked by this diagnosis. ... (13 replies)
... Yeah I do have a great doctor. He is actually my fourth oral surgeon that I am seeing. Honestly I was doing splint therapy with my orthodontists and we could not figure out while I was still in constant pain. It took two additional referrals and I then got to him. ... (12 replies)
... ost op appointment. He did say my left disc is frayed but it has not broken through the bone yet so he decided to leave both discs in place. I have to stay in my splint for at least one more year than when he feels ready I will go into braces to straighten my teeth again. ... (12 replies)
... success rate in this procedure as long as people follow his guidelines and start the physical therapy right after. He has done many papers and actually is one of the people that came up with the pain pump for the joint replacement. ... (12 replies)
... bite splint therapy. I am also from Mt. Pleasant, MI and going through the same thing. ... (6 replies)
... My Mouth has the muscle spasms and I have headaches, I clench my teeth like no tomarrow! My orthodontist specializes in TMJ. He suggested that I go through the bite splint therapy. Then I would have to go through braces after that. Is there any good comments about this? ... (13 replies)
... of training with regards to splints and the function of the jaw. Through my personal experience, it is my opinion that both play a role in terms of how well the splint works. ... (4 replies)
... The arthritis on the left side means joint inflammation so your bite is out of balance. healthy joints aren't inflammed, does your knee hurt if you press on it? ... (4 replies)
... Hello, I just started splint therapy for TMJ a few weeks ago, and the other day, my doctor said he had to "adjust" the splint. ... (0 replies)
... of stress for about a month or two and noticed I was wearing down the enamel on my 2 front bottom teeth. My dentist built them back up and made me a soft rubber bite guard to wear while sleeping. I was biting through that in 3 weeks. ... (0 replies)
... bly basing the slpint therapy on the clicking he is hearing when you open and close as well as the visual evidence he is seeing on your teeth that indicates your bite is not as good as it should be. ... (4 replies)
... and now I'm going to to splint therapy for a while. For the next 2 months I have to wear this every day all the time, than I can take it out and wear it only at night. ... (4 replies)
... Braces helped me as well as Acupuncture and muscle relaxers. I had an open anterior bite and my teeth used to bang into each other and cause tooth and gum pain. ... (1 replies)
... I began splint therapy back in March. ... (9 replies)