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Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-23-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Canuck65
Re: 3rd Surgical Opinion

I really feel for you. HEre are my comments just based on my own personal experiences and beliefs.

First, if your bite is good now - I would be cautious or suspiciuos of doing anything to alter...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Surgery versus conventional therapies

Getting another opinion is a good idea.

Physio doens't always work - it didn't work with me and at some point if its not working it doesn't make sense to continue.

However, you might want to...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Open Bite/TMJ: Surgery vs. No surgery

If you are this stressed out about surgery - don't do it. Postpone it and talk to your surgeon and orthodentist again about the expected outcomes and risks; talk to them about your concern about...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-24-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,654
Posted By Canuck65
Re: (TMJD) jaw shifting from meniscus disk dispositioned

A displaced disc is very common TMJ problem. Get a second opinionwith respect to surgery and orthodentics before doing either. Surgery should be last option. I don't what type of surgery he is...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-05-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,654
Posted By Canuck65
Re: (TMJD) jaw shifting from meniscus disk dispositioned

Disc displacement is not uncommon - before surgery you should ask about other options - physiotherapy for example; anti inflammatories and muscle relaxants.
There are also different surgical...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-25-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Canuck65
Re: TMJ question, new here

Potentially - you should see a specialist and get an MRI of your TMJ joint - if you clench or grind you should also be wearing a night gaurd - it doesn't prevent clenching or grinding but takes some...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-21-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Update: New Oral Surgeon

Glad you are getting some answers. I would proceed with surgery cautiously. Just make sure you understand the risks; benefits and goals. Take care and hang in.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-19-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,131
Posted By Canuck65
Re: How to fix jaw alignment

I echo Mountain Reader - only a professional can diagnose this - try an oral surgeon or a orthodentist. Good luck and sorry to hear you are suffering through this. I would also suggest seeing an...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-17-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,713
Posted By Canuck65
Re: TMJ replacement surgery

MommaKris - so glad to hear that you are better :)

George how are you doing?
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By Canuck65
Re: TMJ Nerve Damage?

Sorry to hear you are going through this. You should discuss with your surgeon. There could be nerve impingment or irritation that is causing these symptoms. I also remember reading something about...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-12-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By Canuck65
Re: sternocleidomastoid?

My sternocleidomastoid muscles are extremely tight - I believe this developed over time because I can't open my jaw - my range has gone down to 10 mm and I feel everytime I try to open or even chew I...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-01-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Managing TMJ MRI

I think the best thing to do is to talk to your doctor about your concern. Maybe a mild sedative or muscle relaxant might help. But swallowing shouldn't in itself i don't think involve movement of...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-22-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By Canuck65
Re: TMJ Surgery #22

Just wanted to say I'm so sorry. I hope you get better. I'm facing bilateral total joint replacement using TMJ concepts. I have to admit reading all of this scares me.

I hope you can better. ...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By Canuck65
Re: TMJ Surgery #22

So sorry to hear you are going through this. I hope things get better. My heart goes out to you. Take care and hang in. Keep us posted.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-28-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,801
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Infection after TMJ implant

I don't know what to say - but it doesn't hurt to get another opinion. And if things don't get better maybe the prothesis should come out. I am so sorry you are going through this - surgery is rough...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-17-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Canuck65
Re: TMJ and swelling

Not sure - but trying but some ice or a cold pack on the areas of the face that are swollen to see if that helps get the swelling down. If it doesn't go down say within a week go see your dentist or...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-10-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By Canuck65
Re: I really need support/advice. Please.

Gary,

First, don't blame yourself - you tried making the best decisions at the time. That's all we can all do and TMJ is a very difficult and poorly understood condition and unfortunately there...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-06-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By Canuck65
Re: What procedure shows the extent of the TMJ damage?

These are the standard imaging tests that are done:

1) Panormamic xray -usually done in the dentists office or dental radiologist and the exray machine kind of moves around you. Its a first...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 11-04-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,174
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Which muscle relaxant helps you more - diazepam or flexeril?

Everyone reacts diffferently to drugs. One person may benefit more from one drug than another. Flexeril is a true muscle relaxant. Diazapam has muslce relaxant effects but I didn't think as strong...
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-11-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Don't know where to turn with sleep problems

Sorry I can't help you just offer some words of encouragement. Don't give up. Bring up your concerns with your family doctor; I have learned to trust my instincts when it comes to my health.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-13-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,356
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Does a nightguard change your bite?

hi there,

I'm assuming your night gaurd isn't designed to change your bite but you should clarify this with your dentist. It may be that your muscles are relaxing (particularly if you grind or...
Board: Depression 08-05-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Canuck65
Re: struggle with depression

You;ve been through a lot for such a young age. You need counselling now! Go back to your doctor or find a psychologist or pyschiatrist and stress the importance of it - this isn't normal teenage...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-09-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By Canuck65
Re: TMJ pain

How do you know that its the top two molar teeth causing problems? Has a dentist advised you of this? You need to speak to dentist/specialist in TMJ and have the pros and cons of both alternatives...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-13-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By Canuck65
Re: TMJ Replacement

Just saw Dr. Alexander Keith at Boston Mass General. Haven't had surgery with him but was impressed with the consultation and I flew from Toronto Canada to see him.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-06-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By Canuck65
Re: What is an i-CAT Cone Beam Three-Dimensional Orthodontic Imaging Scan?

Get a copy of the scan and the radiologist's report and take it to the dentist who is oralfacial pain specialist and have him look at it. I have had these cone scans - and I thought there were a...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-11-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Canuck65
Re: my results after Ct scan

Sorry to hear about your frustrating experience. Follow up with your gp for muscle relaxants. Also, massage might help and there are some self-help massage books out there. I can't think of the...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-21-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,141
Posted By Canuck65
Re: TMJ= Sunken Cheeks

I have tmj issues since 2010. My temples have hallowed from muscle atrophy. I don't have sunken cheeks (yet at least) but my dentist has said I that my massiter has no muscle tone. I think the...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-15-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,107
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Can Tmj trauma cause ringing in the ears?

Probably is Tmj related but I would also see an ENT (Ears Nose and Throat Doctor) just to be on the safe side since you suffered a whiplash injury.Ask your family doctor for a referral.
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-10-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By Canuck65
Re: going cold turkey from seroquel

take care of yourself I'm sure it will get better as your body adjusts.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-10-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,580
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Masseter Muscles Spasm due to Tmj?

Glad to hear you are feeling better. How did he fix your bite?

With respect to your ongoing issues, talk to your dentist. If he doesn't know perhaps he can recommend a specialist. I had been...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-07-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Help PLEASE!

i'm not entirely sure - you need to ask your doctor to explain the MRI, thinning of the cartlidge and osteohpytes might mean you have some arthitis in the jaw - I have osteophytes on my left jaw and...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-06-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,424
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Ok, what is this Splint everyone is talking about?

Mandoyln

Sorry to hear all of this - you definitely have been through a lot. Hope the splint fits when you get it back.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-29-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,947
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Upper Jaw Pain

I thought there was a Worcester, Mass and I think most people on this message board are American which is why I mentioned Tufts.

Anyways, if you clench, talk to your dentist about making a night...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-19-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Want to have a baby but am scared of giving birth with tmj pls read

Have you ever been treated by a dentist who specailizes in TMJ disfunction?Its not clear from your message - if not you may be able to find someone who can recommend some conservative treatments that...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-19-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Canuck65
Re: Anesthetic in TMJ

I think you are correct that your muscles relax when you are unconscious that is why it so important to get a good nights sleep. I have limited opening because of my TMJ and I've had a couple of...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-16-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Canuck65
Re: physical therapist for tmj

A sleep study is a good idea. There is a definitely a relationship between tmj problems and poor sleep, though I don't think it is fully understood. I clench at night and I've been told that...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-14-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Canuck65
Re: physical therapist for tmj

Before you see a physiotherapist you need to get a proper diagnosis as to what is causing the pain. You need to see a dentist that specializes in oral and maxiofacial pain and tmj disorders. You...
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