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Old 04-27-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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TMJ and pregnancy?

Hello all!
My dh and I are trying to conceive our second baby. I'm also going to begin splint therapy sometime soon. (Still waiting on the preauthorization paper work for insurance - yuck!).
Does anyone know how a pregnancy could possibly affect treatment? Has anyone personally experienced this?
Thanks so much!
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Re: TMJ and pregnancy?

HI Laura....I don't know what type of doctor you are seeing, or what kind of appliance they are making for you, but I know that you can't use the tens while pregnant...and if you are going the neuromuscular route....that has to be used in conjunction with that type of dentistry..take care, J.

 
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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Re: TMJ and pregnancy?

Hi Jill ~ Thank you for the reply. Well, I am definitely pregnant. I got a positive HPT and blood test late last week.
All I know about the appliance is that it's a lower hard splint. He wants me to be in active treatment for 3 months. I'm seeing Dr. Michael Baylin in Pikesville, Md. From what I hear, he is good and has helped many people.

I am still very new to all of the terms of TMJ. All I can tell you is that his office and/or title is "integrative dentistry." He believes in healing the whole body, not just the jaw muscles themselves. Obviously TMJ does not just affect the head - there are plenty of days I feel pain in my shoulders, right down to my knees.

Anyway, you know this, so I won't be redundant. I have noticed that in the past week, I have felt relatively pain-free. I have heard that sometimes these kinds of things go into a period of remission. I am praying hard that this is the case, because I know I can no longer continue on my daily diet of advil.

I joined a gym a couple of months ago, and I do feel better after working out. I plan on continuing.

Wish me luck!
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