Hi there, I'm Sarah. I'm twelve years old, and I'm going into the seventh grade tommorow. I figure I'd tell you a bit about myself. I have allergies, and I have asthma. I suppose those two go hand-in-hand. I also have a lazy eye. Only, it doesn't look it. I can move my eye, just as I move my 'okay' eye. I just can't see clearly out of it. Not so bad- at least one of them works, right? Right.
Well, a while back ago, I was sitting at the computer. The dogs were barking in the background, so I yelled at them to stop. I opened my mouth quickly as I yelled, and my mouth did this little, popping thing. Thinking I had imagined it, or that it was simply nothing, I ignored it. As my dogs continued barking, my mouth continued this strange thing.
I kept it to myself, really. I thought it was something that would go away. It seemed like the type of thing that would blow over. But now a few months later, it has gotten pretty bad. I've told my parents, but I really can't explain it any better than I have. We agreed that I'll look into it, and find out who I should tell, professional-wise.
After researching, I came across the term TMJ, several times. Message boards, stories, and otherwise, I have seemed to find the right thing. The clicking and locking of the jaw they've describes suits me perfectly.
Now, I was wondering. Who should I tell? A doctor, a dentist, an orthadontist? What is the dead with this Splint Treatment I've heard so much about? As I said, I'm going into the seventh grade. I don't exactly plan on wearing a splint on my mouth during school. And lastly, is this common? Nobody I know has heard of, or had this. And it's making me rather uncomfortable.
Last edited by __Duckie; 08-09-2005 at 12:32 PM.