| | TMJ Dentist apt today...nervous!!!
Hi all, I go in for a re-evaluation today with the tmj dentist that got me my occlusion (sp?) splint...also the one who said I need to "just deal with the pain" like it was no big deal! I am getting quite nervous about the apt because I feel the splint hasn't helped my pain level much at all and I cannot afford the next size splint up from the one I have! I want to continue with the one I have, maybe wear it abit more than I have been during the daytime, give it a few more weeks, and discuss some sort of pain control and possibly massage therapy! My family doctor has been more caring/concerned and has been providing my pain medication...maybe I should discuss the pain control and massage therapy with him and just tell the tmj doctor I want to stick with the splint for awhile longer...any thoughts or advice on this??? TY and TC!!!