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



TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-09-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Long Beach, CA, USA
Posts: 369
HRevero HB User
Post What does this mean?

My dentist still has not been able to tell me if I have the wrong splint, he has been very busy (don't worry Micaiah has taken control of that decision.

I have not had my splint for that long and I have already needed it readjusted. My dentist wanted to see me a week after I got it adjusted meaning today. He told me that I am already wearing it out really thin.He said most likely I will need to go back and get it adjusted in another month possibly even sooner.
My question is:
Does wearing the splint out really fast mean that I have the wrong splint?
Heather

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-09-2003, 01:50 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,570
CherylLynn24 HB UserCherylLynn24 HB UserCherylLynn24 HB User
Smile

Hey Heather,

From what my son's doc has said, he always sees his patients once a month for adjustments, some more. After getting his 2nd splint, we had to go back for adjustments after only 1 week! Apparently, he clenches so hard that it looked like the dogs were using it as a chew toy! (the doc said that usually with other people, theirs doesn't look like that after a month!)

I think that wearing the splint out doesn't necessarily mean that it's the wrong one, but most likely, you're teeth are really doing some damage to the poor sucker! This frequently has been his case. I would check it out with the doctor, though.
Cheryl

[This message has been edited by CherylLynn24 (edited 10-30-2003).]

 
Old 05-09-2003, 02:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN
Posts: 215
sandra1 HB User
Talking

HRevero,

I agree with Cheryl, too. Your splint may not be the wrong one for you, but that you have a tendency to clench more since you had the splint, but later on in a few months, your clenching should be reduced a bit more. You will know if the splint is the wrong one, if you noticed that you have alot more pain, more headaches or other pains...


I hope this helps you.

Sandi
__________________
Sandra

 
Old 05-10-2003, 09:01 AM   #4
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Long Beach, CA, USA
Posts: 369
HRevero HB User
Talking

Thanks Cheryl and Sandi for responding I was getting pretty concerned about the whole thing. I guess I still am because no doctor will give me a concrete answer on anything relating to what my trigger problems are and how to fix them.
Thanks
Heather

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
What does high RNP antibodies mean? neveragain444 Lupus 9 06-23-2011 05:08 PM
what does tabnormal cavity with hypertrophic polypoid area mean chini75 Cancer: Uterine 0 04-20-2010 12:45 AM
Can someone explain what this means???? skych Pain Management 10 05-11-2008 06:38 AM
Help needed...I have no idea what is going on????? kenzlane Thyroid Disorders 7 02-13-2006 02:41 PM
This Friend Knows What She Needs to Do.... goody2shuz Relationship Health 297 07-06-2005 05:22 AM
What do you think of my relation? Ichigoraion Relationship Health 23 04-23-2005 03:03 AM
What the **** is her problem!? butterflyz87 Teen Health 7 06-25-2004 03:08 PM
what would you do if? kbell Relationship Health 120 05-27-2004 08:27 AM
"Physiological Pulmononary Insufficiency"-What does this mean?? PinkBanana Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 1 01-05-2004 04:39 PM
Sibling problem -- What would you do? serenityelf Relationship Health 11 11-25-2003 08:16 AM




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:54 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!