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
Old 09-07-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 77
cally22 HB User
Question dentist (teeth cleaning)

HI, I have a question, when you guys go to the dentist to get your teeth cleaned do you have problems with that? I mean, because i am really hesitant to go, because of all my jaw problems, I mean my dentist and hygentist knows about them, but i always end up ten times worse than I was. So what is your opinions on this subject? Do you have any suggestions? cally22.

 
Old 09-07-2003, 02:23 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: usa
Posts: 581
Ouch-ear-pain HB User
Cool

I have problems when I go. My mouth gets so tired They put a rubber block in there and it makes the other side of my jaw pop and click and occasionally get stuck. I don't know how bad yours is thought.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-07-2003, 02:31 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,650
CherylLynn24 HB UserCherylLynn24 HB User
Post

cally,

Yes, I have problems keeping my mouth open that long and that wide, too. Ask them to take breaks with you every so often...it helps!
Cheryl

 
Old 09-07-2003, 03:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN
Posts: 221
sandra1 HB User
Post

Cally,

I do the same thing as Cheryl....take frequent breaks....speak to your assistant and let her know when you need to close your mouth to rest....I use hand gestures to my assistant to let her know I need a rest for my mouth. Open your mouth that is the most comfortable for you...you don't need to open real wide for a cleaning...just a small opening is fine. If my assistant needs me to open wider, she will tell me, usually when she is cleaning the back teeth. I have a very accommodating assistant because I spoke up to her about my tmjd, and most will be helpful to anybody that will speak up about their condition and make known what their needs are. When your tmjd condition gets better over time, you will fine that going to your cleanings will be more comfortable and your jaw won't be as sore or bothersome afterwards.

Sandi
__________________
Sandra

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Haven't been to the dentist in 5 years....please help Katiesmom123 Dental Health 4 02-14-2008 02:01 PM
Dentist caused my problem what should I do? Mermaidxx Dental Health 13 11-22-2007 02:47 AM
Humiliation at the dentist today... gemmy200 Dental Health 8 09-10-2006 05:11 AM
Can a dentist refuse to clean your teeth? wideawakeinaz Dental Health 2 11-30-2005 02:13 AM
Is my dentist responsible? LM80 Dental Health 4 09-25-2005 11:00 AM




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 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Botox
Flexeril
Ibuprofen
Klonopin Motrin
  Neurontin
Tylenol
Valium
Vioxx
Xanax




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



MountainReader (74), Canuck65 (26), Shirlett (26), TMJ82 (22), Jill 227 (17), judye (16), Marlene (13), navymid (10), clencher1 (9), lancewan (8)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (855), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (769), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (654), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:17 PM.



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