It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Dental Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-15-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: boston, MA usa
Posts: 121
pinktulip HB User
Appliance--do they really do anything?

Hi-I posted this on the TMJ board, but I was hoping to get some answers--
Maybe someone here might have some suggestions......I have posted my long 2 year saga on this board continuously...NOW the drs. are focused on occlusion--------

I am questioning the purpose of this uncomfortable bottom splint--I am suppose to wear it all day and another NPI small thing at nite--
It is a long story of 2 root canaled teeth, then apicos, then 1 extraction, and the pain still continued...THIS dentist insists that it is all about bite, but after months of playing with a splint, I'm not convinced that this is all about TMJ (Many TMJ specialists said no) Now many other teeth are acting up (I have big old cavities that probably don't want any banging) I am afraid to make things worse now. ---This doc that made the appliance is one of the countries leading experts and teaches around the country.....
AND I am confused---does the splint CHANGE anything...?? or is it just to help the pain while you wear it??? If that's the case, the thing makes me tense itself. ARE THESE THINGS EVERY COMFORTABLE? And eating with it is torture--my mouth and jaw are all over the place trying to chew!
I never had any "clicking" or pulling....just this localized pain with this bridge....
What to do????????? Am I barking (crying) up the wrong path????

 
Closed Thread




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Gellia (58), slenderella (25), riptoff (16), janewhite1 (13), Elizabetho (12), Sandybeech (11), Titchou (10), armywife2007 (7), tanyasue (7), WW2ER (7)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (857), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:47 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!