Originally Posted by hwoods86
Hi all, I have an appointment to see my dentist next month, I am going to ask her for a referal to a different doctor becuase the one she refered me to years ago is doing more harm than good. I plan on going in with a list of names I have been researching, but I just would like to know what i should be telling her and what i should be asking of her. I know she has a good business relationship with the guy she sent me to in the first place but I would rather pull all my own teeth out with pliers than go back to him again. As well I think she may want to pull my wisdom teeth, it appears (to me anyways) that one is growing in towards my other teeth, on an angle, almost looks sideways. I had bad teeth before all my other work was done. Okay so to summarize cause i have been ranting,
What should I be making sure to tell my dentist so she can help me find a good doctor to deal with my jaw?
What kind of questions should I ask?
What should I ask or allow them to do in relation to my wisdom teeth, I know most people my age have already had them taken out.
Anywho thanks a bunch ahead of time, I just want to go in and know what I am doing, I'm fairly new to all this and want to be fixed up, or on the road to recovery ASAP.
HI there---Look on the ICCMO website, and see what member is near you. call and see if they practice Neuromuscular dentistry, and are a Functional Jaw Orthodontist as well. That is very important when you are in Phase 2 of treatment. Make sure that the doc. has at least 13-15 yrs. of tmjd experience under their belt, and look at the post from Silverwings back in June, I will move it to the top of the discussions for you. IT has all the good questions you should ask a tmjd doctor. If they don't do those tests, they are just guessing at your treatment. Ask them what their success rates are for curing their tmjd patients, especially the ones that maybe have had previous surgeries, extractions, etc. Those are the tough ones. If you need help, let me know...Take care, J.
PS--whatever you do, do not have them take out your wisdom teeth until you find a good tmjd specialist..