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Old 05-13-2003, 02:36 PM   #1
kapheen5342 kapheen5342 is offline
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Question Couple questions regarding TMJD.

After reading all hpeb has had to say regarding TMJD I'm thinking that I also suffer from it.

I've always had problems with grinding my teeth at night. And I catch myself clenching my jaws a few times during the day.

Two days ago I noticed that the right side of my face hurt to touch, Right in front of the bottom part of my ear. It feels swollen and there is a kind of bump there(?). Now last night I woke up a bunch of times as I normally do, But this time I had pains around my temples. Burning pains, And when I would relax my jaws the pain would go away within a minute or two.

Does this sound severe?. Also, I've been trying to find a specialist but I'm not sure exactly what to look for. I see tons of dentists but nothing that says "TMJ Specialist". Any ideas on what I should be looking for?.

Thoughts appreciated.

Thanks for reading.
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