Re: degenerative bone disease in jaw
I was told degenerative bone disease. That is all I know- but I think the surgeon did say something about arthritis, he said everyone gets this in life, but that I am a little too young to have this right now. He wants to see me again on Tuesday since I am not healing, but today I am not as bad. I still may go, he may refer me to a specialist down in UCLA, which would mean a drive for me. I am afraid of the cost. My bite has changed and maybe it's better now. I wear the custom guard at night, I did wear it in the day the past few days, for only an hour or so and today seems better but I am also still taking ibuprofen 3x a day, 600 mg each time so I am not sure how much pain I am in, lol. I used to stop taking it because I didn't want to have to keep taking it but the pain would always come back. So now I am consistent with taking it, even if I feel ok. I still can't open more than a fingertip without it feeling locked or tight. Sticking to soft foods, etc...
Yeah, I have never had this type of pain/feeling in my jaw before. It started in February after I was looking at my tongue a lot one day.
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