... had Orthognathic surgery 9 years ago to correct her bite and stop the pain in her TMJs. The surgery was successful. 2 months ago she was prepped for caps on 2 lower molars and her already sensitive teeth went ballistic with pain. ... (2 replies)
... Would anyone know why one would experience swelling in the lower jaw area. I'm assuming it's lymph related. It began immediately after cracking a back molar. ... (2 replies)
... 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)
... The swelling has gone down minimally. ... (32 replies)
... Does your swelling go up and down or is it always the same size? ... (32 replies)
... I'm not a medical doctor, but I had a similar problem when I was younger. My lower jaw grew out like Jay Leno's jaw. Had the same issues as you with the bite, and the slantedness of the jaw ans symetry of the face. ... (4 replies)
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... ok so my left jaw clicks by ear pretty hard... ... (1 replies)
... It's actually a more solid feeling and the area protrudes as you mention. If I can work my neck, shoulder blades sometimes the solid area relaxes instantly. There is also a "puffiness" to the whole area which I believe is fluid retention. Sometimes this puffiness is more obvious and other days seems to be almost gone but it always returns. The tooth was crowned and one... (2 replies)
... Is it actually swelling or is more solid feeling and the area protrudes more? ... (2 replies)
... making the left side of my lower jaw look like it stuck out more than the right. ... (32 replies)
... I'm currently in the process of figuring out what is wrong with me. For about a year on and off I have suffered with facial pain, first in my lower jaw under my molar teeth and more recently in my upper jaw - all only on one side. I have many of the symptoms for TMJ - beside the above mentioned pain I have ear pain and pain on one side of my throat. Have been unable to find... (5 replies)
... Has anyone ever had swelling and throbbing of the lower gums. ... (1 replies)
... but my jaw isn't noticeably different. ... (12 replies)
... I had my lower wisdom teeth removed right before my 21st birthday..which is about two years ago. ... (12 replies)
... Consider seeing a dentist specializing in oral and facial pain. (1 replies)
... Hi All,
I haven’t been officially diagnosed with TMJ Disorder. I’ve been dealing with jaw/face pain and discomfort for a couple months; I AM going to see my Dentist next week, but I was hoping you might be kind enough to give me some feedback on my symptoms before doing so.
As noted, I began having issues back in August. None of it is debilitating pain, such as what most... (1 replies)
... and I never .... Hey, wait a minute ... I'm not biting hard but my top and bottom teeth are touching and gently clamped together". If so, relax .... let your lower jaw open just a little so there is some air space between your top and bottom teeth. ... (21 replies)
... he pain is already below where it was prior to surgery, my facial symmetry is back to normal, and my speech is steadily becoming more and more comfortable as the swelling reduces and I regain full feeling in the lower jaw. ... (5 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)