Screws in Jaw
Good Evening Fellow TMJers,
Has anyone had screws put in their jaw for TMJ treatment?
I had bilateral joint replacement surgery four weeks ago. The doctor put four screws in my jaw, two on top aligned with two on the bottom. He put small rubber bands around the screws to keep my bite in place as I heal. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
My pain is less than before the surgery, but I'm having dickens of a time with pain from these screws. I can feel tissue that is growing around the screws. This tissue is very tender, and the screws hurt. This is the worst of the pain right now.
To anyone who has had these screws, "What did you do to help this pain?"
I'm counting the days until I get these blasted things out. They come out next Monday. I know they're necessary, but they hurt.
Thanks for your help and for letting me vent.