| | TMJ problems AFTER wisdom tooth extraction..Normal or negligent?
I was diagnosed with a TMJ disorder last week after almost 3 months of pure pain and illness after getting my back upper wisdom teeth out. I had NO PROBLEMS AT ALL with anything like this prior to getting my wisdom teeth out...
since then I have missed work on numerous occasions b/c I was ill (nausea, dizziness, etc), or in severe pain (ear, head, neck), or had to go to a doctor (I went about 6 times to doctors), or had to go to a specialist, all to find out in the end that it was my TMJ.
even as I type this email the left ear is throbbing, my neck is sore, my hearing is very tunnely, and my head is pounding..this is normal for me now.
is this just a sad but possible outcome of getting wisdom teeth out, or was something done WRONG during the surgery to have caused this?? I am afraid I am going to have these major probelms for life now, even with the new bite guard I have to get now...yes my teeth will be saved, but I will still be in PAIN!!! ALL THE TIME!!
my denist never came out and said the TMJ probs were b/c of the tooth extraction, but I find it VERY COINCIDENTAL that from the moment they came out I have had NOTHING but problems and pain for almost THREE MONTHS NOW...I KNOW it was the surgery that did it...my bite was perfect, dentists told me that all the time!!!
[This message has been edited by scotianprincess (edited 05-01-2003).]