It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
moon444 HB User
My TMJ Cause and Solution

My TMJ started after getting new crowns on upper left. They were a little too shallow, and my jaw didn't get the support it needed anymore. Scan showed I do have some arthritis, but that never bothered me before my bite was messed with. While waiting to find a dentist willing to replace the crowns and another who knew what kind of splint I needed, I discovered a temporary way to ease the pain myself. I bought orthodontic wax and rolled a little strip up and bit down gently on it, on the side where my bite was a little short. It balanced the bite and helped me not to clench. At night and even during the day I would sometimes place a small roll of wax on both sides of my mouth and bite down gently, allowing my jaw to move into a more comfortable balance. I suggest experimenting with this. It might take a few days for the pain to start subsiding. It's just a temporary solution to easing the pain, but it was a life-saver for me. I finally got a provisional bridge with a wonderful bite and the pain went away almost immediately. Still waiting to get permanent crowns with correct bite. A bite can be off ever so slightly and cause awful pain for those susceptible to TMJ. I say look at the bite and get it balanced! Hope this helps someone experience some relief.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Botox
Flexeril
Ibuprofen
Klonopin Motrin
  Neurontin
Tylenol
Valium
Vioxx
Xanax




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



MountainReader (78), Canuck65 (37), Shirlett (26), TMJ82 (22), Jill 227 (17), judye (16), Marlene (13), navymid (10), clencher1 (9), saltyk9 (8)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1006), Apollo123 (906), Titchou (850), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:47 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!