Re: Disaster results of TMJD surgery
I am so sorry about what you are going through but please hang in there - nerves can regenerate themsevles. Although not as serious as what you are going through - I had orthognathic surgery many years ago that left my chin and lower lip numb and tingly for more than a year - I was always dribbling my food b/c I couldn't feel it fall out of my mouth - what helped it get back to normal was that I started to rub the areas very hard several times a day to stimulate the nerves and started to do facial exercises whenever I encountered a bathroom mirror (other women thought I was nuts I am sure). Maybe you should look into going for some physcial therapy geared for people that have muscle/nerve damage - there maybe some facial exercises you can do to stimulate the nerves and strenghten the muscles that have become lazy. Also look into movement disorders - there may be some treatments available that can help as well as dietary supplements that promote nerve and muscle support. Hope things improve for you very soon.
Last edited by Thelma-Louise; 02-20-2007 at 11:35 AM.