Re: Doctor Told Me To Sleep With A Mouth Piece For TMJ, But It Makes Me Bleed!
Those mouthpieces you buy over the counter really aren't the best for this. You should have one that is specially made by a TMJ dentist who has training in functional orthodontics and neuromuscular dentistry. The splints they design are custom made for your mouth and help put your jaw into a correct position.
The OTC splints will protect your teeth a bit from the grinding, but won't do anything for your jaw position at all and in fact could make things worse.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome