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Old 03-29-2012, 04:44 AM   #16
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I do have ear pain in my left ear, and it also feel like it's clogged up. That didn't get any better with my splint.
The treatment does cost a lot, but also varies quite a bit depending on who you see. The NM orthotic which a NM dentist like David Cook would use is very expensive. The splint like the one I have had much less, but it's a completely different type of splint, and the cost of mine was included in the overall orthodontic cost. I'm actually in the process of trying to transfer to another dentist called Mark Harris in Devon, to see if further improvements can be made on aligning my bite with orthodontics.
hi amanda I have the ear pain and stuffy feeling aswell , I have read on other sites that its normally the first symptom of tmj and it can take a while to go, i have also become very sensitive to sounds . Can i ask what your splint is called . and i hope you get the transfer to devon

 
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hi amanda I have the ear pain and stuffy feeling aswell , I have read on other sites that its normally the first symptom of tmj and it can take a while to go, i have also become very sensitive to sounds . Can i ask what your splint is called . and i hope you get the transfer to devon
Hi Sarahblue,
I was never told what my splint was called, but it looks rather similar to pictures I have seen of the Gelb splint. It was a flat plane splint, made of hard acrylic which I had on my lower jaw, and it covered over the biting surface of all my molars and premolars, but it didn't cover over the biting surface of my front incisors and canines.

 
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Hi amanda6 yes there are loads in the u.k , I've seen a really good (harley street) dentist , not sure am I allowed to say his name? And a local one , both said different things .
Who was the local one you saw? And what did they say that was different?

 
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Hi guys, just wanted to say that I'm getting my splint this friday hopefully. I'm not sure what the name of it is called. I think I have both an upper and lower one though. I'll let you guys know how it goes....

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #20
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Who was the local one you saw? And what did they say that was different?
Hi amanda 6 sorry only just saw your message ! I saw karen andrews in hatfield ! I think the splint she was going to do me was just a normal splint , to protect my teeth agaisnt grinding . I am pretty sure I don't grind my teeth though , how are you doing at the moment did you manage to change your dentist to devon . Do you feel like your splint has helped you. I am having a mri done soon , to see what's going on ( have you had one done )

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Hi amanda 6 sorry only just saw your message ! I saw karen andrews in hatfield ! I think the splint she was going to do me was just a normal splint , to protect my teeth agaisnt grinding . I am pretty sure I don't grind my teeth though , how are you doing at the moment did you manage to change your dentist to devon . Do you feel like your splint has helped you. I am having a mri done soon , to see what's going on ( have you had one done )
Hi Sarahblue,
I haven't changed treatment to the dentist in Devon yet, I am still trying to get that sorted out. I had an MRI scan done before starting my splint and orthodontic treatment with the TMJ dentist. The dentist referred me for the MRI to be done privately as it was part of his initial diagnosis stage and assessment to have an MRI done to see where my discs were positioned. My MRI showed that they were displaced on both sides.
My treatment has been having orthodontics at the same time as wearing the splint, to move my lower jaw more forward when I bite. The splint by itself wouldn't have been so good, as it was just being used to keep my teeth apart and enable my jaw to move forward while the orthodontics was being done.
Have you seen David Cook for just the one appointment? Did you have any form of diagnosis or assessment done at the appointment?

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:06 AM   #22
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Hi Sarahblue,
I haven't changed treatment to the dentist in Devon yet, I am still trying to get that sorted out. I had an MRI scan done before starting my splint and orthodontic treatment with the TMJ dentist. The dentist referred me for the MRI to be done privately as it was part of his initial diagnosis stage and assessment to have an MRI done to see where my discs were positioned. My MRI showed that they were displaced on both sides.
My treatment has been having orthodontics at the same time as wearing the splint, to move my lower jaw more forward when I bite. The splint by itself wouldn't have been so good, as it was just being used to keep my teeth apart and enable my jaw to move forward while the orthodontics was being done.
Have you seen David Cook for just the one appointment? Did you have any form of diagnosis or assessment done at the appointment?

Hi amanda yes just one appointment so far ,I had assessment done he wasn't sure if it was muscular or the discs , just waiting to get a mri done to see where to go from here ! Has any of your symptoms got better since your treatment !

 
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Hi sarahblue,

Hope everything works well on your end and you're feeling great,

I'm a new member of the forum and I'm thinking to contact doctor Cook re: my condition.

Can you please share how did your TMD treatment with him worked?

Thanks a lot

 
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:19 PM   #24
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May I ask a question? If you've been told by tmj specialists that your joints are not dislocated and your bite is fine, can a splint still work?? Something must be causing my tight muscles and I doubt posture could be solely to blame??

 
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