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Old 05-14-2003, 11:02 PM   #1
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what could be the real cause of tmj? can it be a pulled nerve? or is it too much chewing??? i used to chew gum all the time(makes my stress go away)...could this be some of the reasons why i have tmj???

 
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Hey dirk,

Are you a clencher or grinder? Chewing gum definitely makes tmj troubles worse. Alot of people can trace their tmj symptoms to dental work of some kind. Have you had any dental work done recently, orthodonics, car accident...etc.?
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Old 05-14-2003, 11:16 PM   #3
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i had my wisdom tooth removed but even before the pain was already there. i thought it would go away because i got the tooth extracted but i was wrong. as far as i know i have been chewing gum since i was 18. now that im 24 i still chew gum as needed

 
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I'd quit chewing gum if I were you, sometimes after years of doing this, it will cause problems. As for wisdom teeth, some people report that removal actual causes (in some cases) tmj. Doctors usually will not take out wisdom teeth until your pain is under control. Do you actually have a tmj diagnosis? If not, I'd get one, then you can begin therapy. Try to find a tmj specialist and go from there.

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Old 05-14-2003, 11:33 PM   #5
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havent done that yet. can a dentist diagnose that? have you had tmj? is there a connection between tmj and the bitter taste i feel sometimes inside my mouth?

 
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Yes, a dentist should be able to diagnosis tmj. My son and I both have problems with it. Tmj can cause a variety of symptoms, as for the burning sensation you describe, I'm not sure. I think that the most common are, head, ear, neck, shoulder, and upper back pain, and of course, jaw pain. The sensations you describe may very well be, also. It's important to get in to see your dentist and see what he says.
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as for all the pains you mentioned, i feel them all though not all the time. thanks

 
Old 05-15-2003, 01:28 AM   #8
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Hi dirk,

I bumped up an old post of a report from a Spanish Specialist who has done a lot of research on TMJD and lists many and " Unusual Symtoms" that we don't see on most lists. A bitter or strange taste is included.
(A World of Info on an Old Disease)

It's a long post, but includes information on the problems excess chewing causes and why. (Gum ?)The part about strange taste is about half way down.

I hope this helps.
Cymy Sue

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thanks sue

 
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is it in a website sue? where can i find this?

 
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It was on a website, but I have forgotten the Doc's name. I started looking up the muscle names, instead of just "TMJD" and found all kinds of info. I'll see if I can find it again. You can find some different info, by looking up "Costen's Syndrome", also.

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