... 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)
... some more invasive and risky than others. I have to have surgery and my oral surgeon is not making me where a splint first. ... (6 replies)
... t know that but I was told I can stick to my splint if is working for me and I am absolutely thrilled on how great the splint is working for me. ... (6 replies)
... lower mandibular repositioning splint. I did go in quite frequently in the beginning for adjustments, but that can be normal. In addition, I had regular manual therapy with oral trigger point releases. I also had some ultrasound done by the dentist. ... (10 replies)
... for a consult. I went ahead and went in. He's a bioesthetic dentist. He says my bite is off and when I open my jaw it's deviating to one side. ... (6 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)
... the surgeon said he wouldn't even consider it until I had done "appliance therapy" and unbeknownst to me I ended up at a bioethetic dentist office.I am having a splint made that will realign my jaws. NOT my teeth, my jaws. ... (3 replies)
... But I am feeling just like you about this topic. After the arthroscopy the oral surgeon said the plan is for me to be in the splint for at least another year then go back to braces before jaw surgery to correct my open bite. ... (26 replies)
... Hi Canuck65 , Thanks for reply. Arthralgia is basically pain but in dentist speak. I also have a complication in that I saw a Dentist who made a flat bite occlussal splint which was too high and it set off a hypersensitivity reaction in a nerve where I had a wisdom tooth removed 30 yrs ago, consequently my hospital consultant says he can't do anything until this is settled... (5 replies)
... years. Due to my new orthodontists not giving up on my case we kept on looking for answers as to why I was still in so much pain. They originally put me in a splint for my top teeth and have also added guidence points for my canine teeth. ... (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)