... Is this a symptom of TMJ, or is it something else? I've tried antibiotics about 2 or 3 times & it goes away for a few weeks, than the phlegm/mucous problem just comes back. Usually once or twice a day I have to spit out greenish looking phlegm from my throat. After I do it once or twice I don't have to do it for the rest of the day which is what is weird to me. This problem... (0 replies)
... stress is starting to abate a bit BUT it will take time to get my face back to normal I wear my splint at night seeing my TMJ Dentist next week first time in over 5 years! ... (2 replies)
... From my own experience, problems with the jaw can indeed cause issues with the throat and sinuses. Before I was diagnosed with TMJD I felt very confident in thinking that I had a sinus infection. ... (2 replies)
... I get all these problems and I have always been grinding my teeth since I was a tot. I have no energy, painful glands, sore throat, muscle aches and pains. And migraines. As well as a nasty bites to my tongue!
My dentist suggests having a guard made to protect my teeth and reduce the tension pressure on my jaw.
This will cost me £95 but it might be I'm not sleeping... (8 replies)
... Hi there
Have never heard of these ear inserts. Anyways, I hope they help.
Take care. (5 replies)
... t. I found information about this system on web and thought why not give it a try. It's non invasive and as you know I am desperate for anything. The Ear nose throat doctor made a mold of her ear canal and then the mold was sent away for inserts to be made. She wears them inside her ear and you can't see them. ... (5 replies)
... The ENT said he saw no signs of reflux in my throat or nasal? ... (4 replies)
... sues but I have chronic neck pain as a result of my TMJ issues and when my neck muscles get really bad and start spasming they can put pressure on the back of my throat and my larynx and I feel I get a bit hoarse and its painful to speak. ... (4 replies)
... I saw an ENT today who did a nasal scope and he said the upper part of my throat looks fine apart from a bit of swelling and inflammation on the posterior part of my larynx which he thinks is definitely down to reflux. ... (16 replies)
... Obviously he has no idea about the jaw alignment and sleep obstructions, so I have moved on with a couple of other dentists that specialize in TMJ and Sleep Apnea... I did have a cone beam which revealed severe arthritis in the right disc and a small airway. ... (16 replies)
... nd an exam, found nothing wrong. I told her my thoughts on the hyoid bone being out of whack based on the research I did. Told her I thought it was related to my tmj which she didn't seem to think was possible. She said the only way my hyoid bone could get fractured was if it got hit really hard. ... (16 replies)
... about using a gaurd to deal with sleep apnea. This sleep apnea night gaurds push your jaw forward to create a larger opening. The dentist who was treating me for TMJ didn't recommend me using this type of gaurd because she thought it would be further strain on the joints. ... (16 replies)
... OTC Nasal Saline stuff is good. I keep spraying it in my nose until I can feel it going down both nostrils the I know I can get some air through it! I am seeing TMJ dentist who also is very knowledgable about sleep apnea. He mentioned an appliance which would prevent my lower jaw from falling back. ... (16 replies)
... By the way I am convinced TMJ and sleep apnea are related. I think I was always borderline sleep apnea but when my neck problems got worse my sleep apnea became much worse. ... (16 replies)
... Thanks so much for your quick replies. Its nice to know someone understands what I'm going through. I am in Merseyside in England. We don't have insurance over here as we are covered by the good old useless NHS. A and E just keep sending me home and are really not interested in my distress. They see that my oxygen levels are ok and refuse to do any tests. I was there one night... (16 replies)
... ed to get some testing done. Unfortunately I am finding that we as the patients have to take matters into our own hands a lot and do our own research. I have had tmj for 17 yrs now but it only got really severe over the last year. ... (16 replies)
... I'm now having trouble breathing but I'm not sure if this is down to post nasal drip because I have phlegm in my throat but can't clear it its just stuck there. ... (16 replies)
... Its awful how no one seems to help.
The dentist told me to just let it heal on its own as it was a damaged ligament. No treatment offered at all. I am having an endoscopy in february so will see if they could refer me to an ENT. (16 replies)
... I can get my jaw back to where it needs to go, that it should get better. Finding out how to do that is gonna be the hard part. I've already been to 2 so called tmj specialists and have ended up worse. Sounds like you need to see an ent as well, maybe look into a different doctor as well. Are you in splint therapy then? ... (16 replies)
... Your post has helped me alot. I have looked up the hyoid bone and that it exactly where I am feeling the pain and clicking but mine is on the left side.
I suspect this and the other bones that are out of line are whats causing the spasm too. I am that distressed with the symptoms that my doctor is putting me on antidepressants tomorrow.
I have so far seen my GP, A and E... (16 replies)