I know that my pain was mainly on my right side for years. Just within the last year has it gone to my left side. I think this is common. I know I tend to over compensate for my right side on my left, which in the long run made it just as bad as my right.
Miss L- I have upper dentures and lower partials. I have ear pain and humming(which is from muscle spasms, and joint area discomfort. My neck also crackles and is stiff. Are you seeing a TMJ dentist or specialist? It is so scary the way the pain travels - Gee, one never knows what to expect from one day to the next it seems.
Hi there yes im seeing a oral surgeon in the uk i go back to see him again in 2 weeks, i have started my dental treatment now as this is what the surgeon recomended to me and i think he is going to make me a splint, my report came back to my doctors from him saying the panoramic xray of my joints looked fine and that he thinks because i need dental work some dentures this is causing my problems? there was also evidance of clenching as i had biten the inside of my cheeks. (i thought i had cancer) just had my first filling this am and my mouth is sore now only 3 more to go and 4 root canal treatments 1 with crown :0( nice!!! you are right though its scarry i get new symptoms daily or like you say the pain is in a different place
Miss L- I guess were a lot alike to them. They said my x-rays look fine but its hard to believe its all muscular. I have been having this for a little over 3 months now. It sure gets old. Good luck with all your oral work. Hope it isn't too painful.
Hi again ive been suffering nearly a year now it took 4 doctors lots of antibiotics nasal sprays ect before one doc said it could be TMJ, are you in the uk? i dont know if its right or not but have been told you need an MRI of the joint to know for sure? what do you think? it is hard to belive such a small joint can cause so many problems and such pain
I live in the US. Sounds like your seeing someone that knows what to do. My TMJ dentist looked at my X-rays and said you can't tell much from them either. He has not
mentioned me having a MRI yet. He is a bioesthetic dentist, I just started seeing him a couple weeks ago. I have seen a little improvement, different every day. I am having a cervical MRI done Fri as I have a lot of neck pain, just to rule anything abnormal there.
Before I spend a fortune on TMJ treatments I want to know that indeed that is whats
causing all my problems. I did go through PT under my other dentist- but that had no
lasting effect(didn't really help). Sometimes I thing I should pay for a MRI of the joint but I hate to waste my money as my new dentist thinks its all muscular too, and pretty much said the treatment is the same, have to find the right jaw joint relationship where the muscles are happy and the teeth fit properly- I just hope that doesn't take too long.