Re: New to TMJ and severly depressed
Thank you for the reply.
That's okay, don't worry about it.
I went to see a Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon on the 25th of April and he said, it's called mysofacial pain and it's hard to treat and offered to refer me to a pain clinic. My right joint some wearing and I'm in the remodelling phase after my jaw surgery, last year. So, he said, you're young and as long as you don't have arthritis, you can give it time to heal. One of my joint is smaller than the other too, the problem TMJ joint is smaller.
I'm very sorry that you had these problems . . . . That's really good that you're not in pain!
I did mention that I had a cone beam CT scan done on the 4th of April. I haven't had an MRI done, since it's very expensive and am thinking of it, but not sure if I should or not . . . . I would have to do it at the hospital so that it'll be cheaper . . . .
What would the trigger point injections into my neck do? . . . I'm pretty sure I'm having an infection in my ear, hence the reason why these lymph nodes appeared on my neck . . . .I don't see the need for the injections, if they will go away when the infection does . . .
I prefer trigger point massages not injections, as I don't like to deal with drugs, since it only slows and interupts the healing process of the body.
As what, MissJayKay said, that she bite through her mouthguards, I don't wish to have this done. As, I think, I probably bite on my retainer since it was something new in my mouth, so I don't want this problem.
It is weird, but I've read that it relaxes the bite, however, I was told to push forward and then bite on the cotton, to show me somewhat an idea of what my bite change will look like . . . . but, they will use those K7 TENS machine eventually to get a position . . . .
Thank you for the reply and suggestions.