... I responded because I have a similar story. My TMJ problems started after getting a bridge which was never fitted properly. It completely messed up my bite but the dentists kept telling me that "the bridge was fine" and "to grind on my natural teeth". ... (5 replies)
... ifference. One of the things that helped me get relief from the severe ear pain that I had was some regular work with a PT. She was specially trained in manual therapy and did oral triggerpoint work. ... (10 replies)
... Hi Laura, have you found someone to help you with the tmj problems?
How are you feeling now, Better?
give us an update.
I am going through the same thing, but not was severe as yours.
What doctor have you decided to treat with?
thanks (16 replies)
... unately for me, their was a respected NM dentist who specialized in TMJ mere miles from my house. I quickly got an appointment and my diagnosis was confirmed. My bite was off, partially because of the orthodontics I had as a teen. ... (5 replies)
... of my symptoms I brought it up to my dentist and he instantly recommended that I have a CT scan and MRI to look at my jaw and get started on bite splint therapy. ... (0 replies)
... suggestion. I am seeing someone new who has checked my TMJ's and has given me a jig. Also he is encouraging me to reintroduce my bottom denture as without it my bite is uneven making one side unsupported. Small wonder I am having a lot of pain on that side. Just been out for a meal with friends. ... (4 replies)
... I was in splint therapy while doing the trigger point therapy. I strongly believe you need to address the physical bite issues in addition to the muscular issues at the same time. As the muscles relaxed, I was able to get my bite sorted out better. ... (4 replies)
... lly depends on the individual dentist's training and treatment approach. There are many different types of splints and the skills of the dentists in fitting the splint really differ. I speak from experience on this. I've had splints that were OK, a couple that caused me horrible pain, and finally a couple really good ones. ... (2 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)
... open bite you now have...only my last molar on the right touched the lower tooth. ... (6 replies)
... Hello there..I can honestly say I am one person who had success with my splint therapy. ... (6 replies)