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Old 08-07-2005, 11:30 AM   #1
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I have had tmj for awhile now but it seems these past 8 months i have realized it mroe and more. I have had a constant headache for the past 2 months I believe to be part of the tmj. Does anyone do anything to help the soreness? I feel like it's my muscles in my jaw that are causing this, do you think a muscle relaxer would help? I know motrin doesn't help the pain. Im just so stressed about about it. I use to wear a mouth guard at night, but I felt like it was just making my jaw even more sore. Any suggestions, someone help me?! Does anyone know of any TMJ specialists in the Fort Myers or Gainesville , Fl area? Thanks!!

 
Old 08-07-2005, 01:08 PM   #2
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The University of Florida has a pretty well known Facial Pain Clinic that deals with TMJ and other, related disorders. It is on Archer Road, across from the VA hospital.

 
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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Yeah,

Dr. Franklin Dolwick at the University Of Florida. He is the head of the Oral Surgery clinic at Shands in Gainesville. I have been a patient of his since November 1999.

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GvilleGirl!
Dr. Margaret L. Dennis at the Orafacial Pain Center in Jacksonville is great! I went to her a year ago with the same issues and am as close to pain free as a TMJ patient could be. She has a great orafacial massage therapist that can help with your muscle issues, it's a bit of a drive I know but I would at least visit them for a consultation so they can tell you how serious it is. Be carefull with your chewing and strech your back, neck & shoulder muscles when ever you can. Your muscles most definately can have a huge effect - they are all tied together in some way shape or form.

 
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