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Old 12-01-2003, 12:48 PM   #1
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Smile popping of the jaw(post wisdom teeth removal)

I had my wisdom teeth removed around sept 19 and since then i have popping of the jaw and i went to my reg denist and he said to go to my os and see what he says i am kinda of scared to find out what he says has anyone everhad this before and what did they do[COLOR=Indigo] :[FONT=Verdana]jester:

 
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Old 12-02-2003, 06:03 AM   #2
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Re: popping of the jaw(post wisdom teeth removal)

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I had my wisdom teeth removed around sept 19 and since then i have popping of the jaw and i went to my reg denist and he said to go to my os and see what he says i am kinda of scared to find out what he says has anyone everhad this before and what did they do[COLOR=Indigo] :jester:


You might have TMJ Disorder. I have had more symptoms (jaw popping and tightness) after having my wisdom teeth removed. Common Symptoms are popping in the jaw joint. Treatment includes Splint Therapy and possibly braces. More information can be found on the TMJ board.

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Old 12-04-2003, 08:46 PM   #3
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Re: popping of the jaw(post wisdom teeth removal)

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I had my wisdom teeth removed around sept 19 and since then i have popping of the jaw and i went to my reg denist and he said to go to my os and see what he says i am kinda of scared to find out what he says has anyone everhad this before and what did they do[COLOR=Indigo] :[FONT=Verdana]jester:
Hi Cuttie,

This is a classic sign of TMJ. I've suffered from it for years. Sometimes it pops so loud other people can hear it. Actually, just today I had an impression made of my teeth to get a splint made to relieve the muscles in my jaw. Its a clear plastic that is fitting over your top teeth and is not visible to anyone. Im going to assume you were asleep when they took out your wisdom teeth, they obviously opened your mouth more then they should and popped your jaw. Put one finger in each ear and open and close your mouth. If your jaw is out of whack, you'll feel that one side is different from the other. Dont ignore it though because it can cause a lot of pain in your face and ringing in your ears. Its generally treated by a dentist, but my dental insurance is crap so I had my doctor refer me to a specialist on bones of the face. My insurance is now covering 100% of the splint ($1,500) and psysiotherapy classes to learn how to relax the muscles in my face. Best of luck to you.

 
Old 12-12-2003, 10:38 PM   #4
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Re: popping of the jaw(post wisdom teeth removal)

my normal densit said that he would like to know what my oral surgon says and i am busy and keep forgetting about making an appt. with my oral surgon but it is top on my list for monday. and i hope maybe i can get in eather monday afternoon or early tue/wednesday so i can get treament done and over with fast. I want no more surgerys, i had ankle surgery in june and my wisdom teeth out in sept. my reg. denist gave me a bit splint becouse i clintch my teeth at night and that seems not to be helping like he said it might


can anyone tell me what the surgery is like for TMJ in case that is what he rec.

 
Old 12-15-2003, 08:02 AM   #5
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Re: popping of the jaw(post wisdom teeth removal)

Hi

Before you choose to have surgery read some of the posts on the TMJ board [url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=123[/url]
MOST people that have surgery get worse or have no improvement. [url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=108609[/url]
Some people have reduced sympoms from just long term splint therapy and adjustment to their splint.

 
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