Could this have caused my TMJ? Will it get better now?
A few years ago (maybe 5 years) I had a molar pulled, and soon after I slowly developed a painless but loud popping of the jaw on the same side. I've had many theories as to what could have caused my TMJ to develop because it could be many factors. I had my wisdom teeth out 3 months ago but it hasn't gotten better or worse since.
But yesterday, on the opposite side (left) from where I had the molar removed and where the TMJ is, I had to have another molar pulled. It's the exact same tooth, opposite side, so now the teeth in my mouth are "evened out."
Is it possible the difference caused my TMJ? I clearly chewed differently because of it but now I won't, so IF that was the cause, will it now get better on it's own?
The dentist never says anything besides that they don't know the cause or the cure.
Last edited by SarahofBorg; 03-08-2008 at 08:36 PM.