... Amazing you say that. I had all four wisdoms pulled about 10 years ago with only local anasthetic and it was a hellish experience to say the least.
The mouthpiece; is it worn only at night? Does it have long term benefits or does it only help while you wear it.
I will look into the vitamins/minerals...
Have any recommendations for TMJ specialists in NYC? (32 replies)
... and he said it was my oral surgeon who may have strained my jaw too much while he was extracting my wisdom teeth. My jaw ligaments may have been torn, jaw muscles, pulled or strained. Either way, its the same as pulling any muscle in your body which will require therapy and time to heal. ... (32 replies)
... Kdogg-Ive looked like a chipmunk for SIX years! the doctors thought it was a parotid gland issue but its apparently my muscles.
Does your swelling go up and down or is it always the same size?
Why was the botox so painful?
Ive heard an appliance to reset the jaw can help get the muscle knotting/spasms to stop... (32 replies)
... I have hard lumps on both sides of my lower jaw. They are very sore especially in the morning. ... (32 replies)
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... years the lump just went away and then I noticed my right tm joint started to pop when eating. ... (2 replies)
... making the left side of my lower jaw look like it stuck out more than the right. ... (32 replies)
... I just wanted to throw this out here. It could be a muscle, and tends to sound like one because it never abates, I assume from your description, however there is a salivary gland there as well. I had that occur years ago on my left side too ( I do have neck problems, herniated disc at C5-C6) But was not herniated back then when this occurred, and funny thing is it would only... (32 replies)
... nce 2007 and I had inconsitent visits to my Orthodontist and at one point, I didn't go for a year. I was told to make the decision if I wanted to go ahead with a jaw surgery and since I was in fear of permananet numbness and drooling etc, which I've read about, I was hesitant in making a decision. ... (21 replies)
... Well I plan on calling the dentist Monday and hopefully seeing him soon (hopefully this week) but I am starting to get the same feeling you have - if he can't get an overdenture to fit in then what makes me think he can get me out of this mess and into some teeth at some point? This is his 2nd try at teeth so how many more attempts at bat do I give him?
Well I think I do... (93 replies)
... my tomogram shows that my lower jaw is constricting my airway which is why the tmj dr wants to push it forward with the orthotic. ... (15 replies)
... ray show if there was a tumor on my jaw or a salivary gland issue? ... (14 replies)
... back. I've noticed I'm clenching again, so I guess that's what is causing it. Weird thing is the two lumps on my jaw. One feels like it's on the muscle of my jaw near the top. It's rubbery feeling and moves when I push it around. ... (0 replies)
... If it started with the extraction of your wisdom teeth the only thing that comes to mind is that maybe your jaw joints were over stretched during the procedure, that you were kept open for too long of a period or a nerve was damaged during the procedure. ... (7 replies)
... the doctor and an ENT. Now I have a small lump on my lower jaw, right behind my back tooth but on my actual jawbone. ... (10 replies)
... facial numbness and tingling and then finally felt my throat tighten up. I feel like there is a noose under my chin or around my neck and a lump in my throat all the time. Any type of examination near the area, speaking, chewing, etc. ... (3 replies)
... ow or next week but it never does, it has been about 6 years now I think. You are probably right about the imflamation, all my pain is from a trigger point in my lower jaw. I have read in a tmj book that a nasal obstruction can cause this trigger point pain. ... (6 replies)
... have the book. There are pics showing trigger points marked with an X and the colour black showing where it causes pain. Picture B is where I get the pain in the lower jaw and it causes pressure and wisdom teeth pain. It tells you what causes the pain so you can try to stop it happening in the future. ... (6 replies)
... o my neck. I coulnt believe it cos from the front my face looked straight. Then i started biting my cheek when i ate and cos i was biting it all the time i had a lump and went to the dental hospital to have it removed. they noticed my bite was all over the place and that when i opened my mouth my lower jaw swung to one side. ... (19 replies)
... so one side of my face protrudes more than the other. I have another hard lump on the lower jaw near the ear on the same side. The left side of my face just looks so totally different than the right side. ... (11 replies)