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Old 02-27-2002, 07:30 AM   #1
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Has anyone gotten rid of the dizziness after correct jaw alignment?

Hi

I have a lot questions. First, has anyone had the dizziness disappear after they had their jaw alignment corrected? Does anyone suggest wearing a splint day and night to help align the jaw? I currently wear a night mough guard is that enough to correct my alignment? Thanks! Sorry so many question.

Kim

 
Old 02-27-2002, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: Has anyone gotten rid of the dizziness after correct jaw alignment?

Hi Kim,

Yes, my dizziness went away after I had my jaw alignment corrected. I had to wear a splint on my lower teeth to bring my jaw forward into the correct position. I wore it for 1 yr., and wore it 24hrs a day, including when eating. The only time I took it out was to clean the splint and brush my teeth.

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Re: Has anyone gotten rid of the dizziness after correct jaw alignment?

Kim,
You asked if a night guard is enough to realign your jaw. The answer is no. You need a TMJ alignment splint, made by a TMJ specialist (not the bruxism type splint you have now), and you need to wear it day and night. After your symptoms get better (could take months of frequent adjustments to accomplish this) and get to a point where you are comfortable, then you needs to wear the splint, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 8 months to a year. That's how long it takes for re-formation of bone and tissue in the joint space, so that the new alignment will be permanent. At that point, you can stop wearing the splint, but will notice that probably only one or two of all your teeth will touch. You'll have pretty bad malocclusion
(makes sense - right now your teeth fit properly but
jaw joint doesn't, so fix the jaw and you mess up the
bite). At that point, you can work to fix your bite to
match the new jaw position, through crowns/inlays/onlays or through orthodontics (braces).
But under no circumstances should you have the crowns
or orthodontics unless the splint has eliminated your
symptoms first. You can always just remove the splint
if it doesn't work. You can't undo crowns and ortho.

 
Old 02-27-2002, 04:35 PM   #4
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Re: Has anyone gotten rid of the dizziness after correct jaw alignment?

Hi everyone!

I just came back from my primary doc. office. He states that I need to have an MRI to prove that I have TMJ. He also order an Sed. Rate test to see if I have acute inflammtion going on. Anyone else have these tests done? After all this he stated that I can go to an oral surgeon that will build me a splint. Has this happen to anyone else. Did the MRI show anything? Thanks!

Kim

 
Old 03-01-2002, 04:45 PM   #5
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What is your dizziness like? Is it vertigo or like an off-balance, queasy type thing? Does it come or go or is it constant? I'm lightheaded/dizzy 24/7 and I was just wondering whether you feel similar. I used to have a lot of pressure in my ears, but that went away after I got tubes. Now they just ring. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">

 
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Hi

My dizziness is more of a balance thing. I'm not completely dizzy it happens when I turn my head to fast or when I'm stressed. I get like an earache. Then my left cheek starts to feel numb. I went to the chiro. on Thursday and she states that my C1 and C2 are out of alignment. She thinks that is part of my dizziness problem. After I saw her I did feel better. My neck wasn't as tight and I could turn my haed without feeling so dizzy.

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That's how my dizziness feels too. I've been wanting to go to a chiro, but am scared to death that they will mess me up even worse. I do have neck and back stiffness. Do they usually except insurence? I've also tried yoga, but it didn't help much. If anything, it made my muscles sore and tighter.

Jennifer<p>[This message has been edited by Turtle (edited 03-02-2002).]

 
Old 03-02-2002, 08:26 AM   #8
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Hi Jennifer

I think that so strange that you have the same type of dizziness. How and when did yours start? I think that I had this for awhile and then one day it was severe.

Kim

 
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My problems with my jaw started 5 years ago when I was 19 and I got my braces off. For a while, it was just clicking and it would lock every morning. I didn't think much of it. Then about a year and a half ago, I just started getting headaches and feeling dizzy. The headaches are off and on, but the dizziness is constant. For a long time, I thought it was inner ear. But at the time I didn't have any ear symptoms and one of the best doctors in Atlanta told me that it wasn't. Then I started to develop ETD and ringing. My ears felt clogged all time. I've since had tubes put in to help that. But my jaw keeps getting worse and worse. It aches a lot. And it gets out of place. Especially today since it's rainy. I have a night guard, but it doesn't do much. I don't think I grind my teeth. I think my jaw was just messed up with all the ortodontic work I had done. Plus stress didn't help. The doctors have pretty much given up on me. I guess since they don't have to deal with this everyday that it's not really their concern. Does any of this sound familar to you? I'm almost positve that my dizziness is related to my TMJ, I just wish I knew how to get rid of it!! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/mad.gif">

Jennifer <p>[This message has been edited by Turtle (edited 03-02-2002).]

 
Old 03-02-2002, 02:42 PM   #10
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Hi Jennifer

I think my problem is an alignment situation too. I don't have clicking and popping but every now and then I do get crunch sound in the joint. I think my problem is that my back teeth on the right don't touch and that causes the muscle and ligaments to be out of balance. How do you manage during the day? Don't you find the balance thing annoying? Take care.

Kim

 
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Hey. The balance thing is so annoying!! For about a year, I went through severe depression. I did nothing but cry! But lately, I guess, I've gotten more used to it and it doesn't bother me as much. Some days are better then others. It seems like the worse my TMJ is, the worse my dizziness is. Is your dizziness constant? I think the joints in my head are swollen or something and possibly pushing on some sort of nerve. You can put your fingers in front of my ears and just feel my jaw popping around when I open and close my jaw! The bones feel like they're grinding together! I'm scared that they will eventually wear away. Have you found anything to help the dizziness?

Jennifer

 
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Re: Has anyone gotten rid of the dizziness after correct jaw alignment?

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Hi Kim,

Yes, my dizziness went away after I had my jaw alignment corrected. I had to wear a splint on my lower teeth to bring my jaw forward into the correct position. I wore it for 1 yr., and wore it 24hrs a day, including when eating. The only time I took it out was to clean the splint and brush my teeth.

Marlene

Hi Marlene,

Im hoping you still respond on this site because I have a few questions. I have had chronic dizziness for seven months now and am currently waiting for my splint to be made. However, after my first appointment my dizziness has gotten even worse. Did you go through this at all?

Thank you

lfanner

 
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