Re: Do you avoid dental visits?
Physiotherapist. I think it's the same thing as a Physical Therapist.
The dentist I went to yesterday actually trained with my OMS, who does a lot of work with TMJ patients, so she knew a fair bit about it. She didn't make me open wide, she gave frequent breaks, and when my masseter (cheeks) muscles started to spasm, she stopped and lightly massaged my joints for a few minutes. She was really good.
Then my physiotherapist did about a half hour massage of my temples/cheeks (face), neck and shoulders, which were all really tight.