... Hi Folks,
I've been to all kinds of doctors. Had all sorts of test. No answers. Closest thing I can come up with is TMD based on my research. Below is the abridged version of what's been going on. Does this sound like TMJ/TMD to anyone?
Summary: 6 months of issues. Started with tinnitus and ear fullness. Then came jaw/facial pain. Then neck pain and headaches daily. I... (5 replies)
... I have had problems with my TMJ for 23 years. Just in the last year it's gotten debilitating. ... (1 replies)
My MRI/CT scans results were anteriorly displaced disc in the right tmj, a benign bony growth on the condoyle of the right tmj, i also have some degeneretive disease from arthritic changes (mainly in the left jaw - but I had understood that was nothing too serious). However, things have gotten worse and now I'm wondering if my right disc is either ... (5 replies)
... Wow, your diagnosis sounds very similar to mine...except I also have displaced condyles as well as one being flattened (left side). What are your symptoms? And didn't you say you were in Invisalign? I think for me I had this condition but no symptoms for years, and the Invisalign (or all the orthodontia work I was having prior to that) just brought on the symptoms. It must... (5 replies)
... Yep. I was just told I have degenerative bone disease in my TMJ joints. But my left side hurts and I can't open very wide. ... (5 replies)
... Well, it took me a while to find specialists to make the diagnosis. In the end, I had an MRI (the only thing covered by my insurance which gives me up to $1000 diagnosic and nothing else) and 3D Cone Beam computed tomograph. I actually had 2 different orthodontists do the 3D CT. One said the quality of his machine was sharper. When I said I couldn't afford to pay for a... (27 replies)
... my jaw lining up correct..but I also never did an mri or Ct on my jaw, my insurance won't cover any of this... ... (27 replies)
... Hi there,
Did the dentist who made the night gaurd for you recommend you see an oral surgeon? Or is this something you are doing on your own since you are not getting relief?
Personally, it sounds to me that your night gaurd is not fitting properly, which may be part of the problem.
Don't assume the worse when you see the oral surgeon. First a good surgeon will tell... (13 replies)
... and a biopsy on it and it came back negative and they told me that they have no clue what it is. It's still there. But it's my left TMJ that is bothering me. ... (13 replies)
... which showed my tmj discs were displaced. This results in what is technically a dislocated jaw. ... (7 replies)
... tell me its because I always my earbuds in my ears, but sometimes I don't use them and they still hurt. A few weeks ago I felt like I had an ear infection. Can TMJ do that? ... (7 replies)
... You should probably have the joints examined by CT or better yet MRI to see if anything is really happening in the joints. ... (7 replies)
... e piece of advice that I have is that you see a prosthodontist, who specialize in crowns and making sure the occlusion is appropriate for the TMJ. Also, if your TMJ is hurting very badly, I would suggest a consult with an oral surgeon and get a CT or MRI scan done of the joint. ... (7 replies)
... tmjd diagnosis, my ears went numb. Really really disconcerting. I had CT scans and brain MRI's to try to figure out the numbness. My ENT, Neurologist, PCP and TMJ orthodontist all finally came to the conclusion that the numbness was connected to the tmjd since all other testing came back normal. ... (1 replies)
... They mean the same thing. The only difference is you can either have
1.) A displaced disc with reduction
2.) A displaced disc without reduction
Ig you want to see actual MRI's of with reduction and without reduction just google: TMJ MRI pictures (11 replies)
... g from my right joint. The Doctor asked me to move my jaw around left and right but doing this he knew right away thay my right disc was dislocated, but only the MRI could tell us if it was with reductioh or without reduction, also the MRI can tell you if the joint or condyle bone are damaged. ... (11 replies)
... I had my TMJ MRI and it confirmed what my Doctor thought I have:
A Displaced Disc without reduction on the right TMJ.
What symptoms were there that gave the doc the ideat that you had a displaced disc? I've been told by 2 docs that I don't, and by one that I do. (11 replies)
... the disc became displaced in late May 2005, this is when my muscles were very sore and I couldn't chew, since then my TMJ soreness has not gone away. ... (11 replies)
... I have an order from my doctor for a new MRI and there is only one imaging center in my area that performs TMJ MRI's. I had one there last year and it was a disaster. ... (0 replies)
... well. I went to my ENT a few times. He is an excellent doctor and has helped me with other issues for many years. He did examinations, scopes and even a brain MRI and everything kept coming back normal. Eventually, he offered to try a tube in my ear to help, but I decided to seek out other options first. ... (7 replies)