Re: degenerative bone disease in jaw
What 'bone disease' do they say you have?
I had at least 30% degeneration of my condyles when I was first diagnosed with tmjd. 2 specialists I consulted both agreed that it leaves me more significantly more prone to osteoarthritis down the road, especially if I didn't address it. I've been in tmjd treatment since. Most importantly, I've been addressing my bruxism issues which contributed to the bone loss and on re-establishing a 'proper' bite.
Most degeneration/bone loss of the condyles occurs after the tmj discs have slipped. When the bite is off, the load on the condyle bones increases significantly which contributes to the damage. We don't always feel the symptoms in the beginning.
I have seen some research out there that the bone loss could also be contributed to by estrogen levels that are off, particularly in those who have been on birth control. I'm not sure how important that factors in though.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement, Plantar Fasciitis, DeQuervains, Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome