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Old 02-07-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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Tmj slanted lower jaw surgery or other solution??

Just a question for anyone with a slanted lower jaw.Is surgery the only true solution or do night time repositioning splints even work?? I do not have any noises ,I do not have and jaw restrictions or pain .I do have jaw fatigue because I'm sure my muscles are tighter to compensate.Ivdo get neck stiffness and tension as well as shoulder tension.I also get (sometimes) blocked ear feeling which varies side to side or not at all .Obviously stress irritates it,same for caffeine and alcohol but that's it.I can eat what I want,when I want.Suggestions? Do I pay another 1200$ for a new appliance? Or surgery )5-7k although I'm not sure exactly what surgery they could do? As my discs are noisy or painful?? Break my jaw and reset it?? Seems hardcore?

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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Re: Tmj slanted lower jaw surgery or other solution??

I meant aren't noisy or painful,also this all stemmed from improper weight lifting and bad posture/neck damage.Also for the longest time this actually went away for almost a month but came back slightly

 
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Re: Tmj slanted lower jaw surgery or other solution??

Have you had an MRI yet and 3D CT scan of your condyles, discs and neck area? Unless your discs are completely out of place or you have other jaw issues, I wouldn't think you should be looking to surgery yet. Have you had a surgeon recommend surgery to you?

You already know you have muscle spasms and posture issues. That should be a focus of your treatment. Also, making sure your splint is putting your lower jaw in proper positioning. If the jaw is in proper position, the muscles will eventually loosen up.

I found my lower mandibular repositioning splint to be very helpful. It took about 3 months, but I did start seeing a difference at about three months.

I had a sleep splint made by my dentist that I wore for a long time. Turns out, the dentist made it to protect my teeth, but it didn't address my bite properly and contributed to my TMJD.

It took finding a highly trained functional orthodontist/sleep dentist/TMJ dentist who custom designed a different type of sleep splint for me to get relief. That sleep splint did wonders for holding my jaw in place when I slept and helping me reduce my bruxism and loosen my muscles from being in constant spasm.
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Re: Tmj slanted lower jaw surgery or other solution??

You should have a modified Gelb appliance made, but go to someone that knows what they are doing. I have 30 years experience. With no pain, surgery seems over-the-top right now. When you're lifting weights you most likely clench your teeth.

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Re: Tmj slanted lower jaw surgery or other solution??

No MRI or scan they pretty much said my lower jaw is slanted to the left although my bite is off a bit.No noise no joint pain.All my pain is muscular neck/shoulder.Right now my specalist explained to me that the lower splint should correct my bite inturn correct my muscle spasms,and told me to continue my trigger point therapy and massage therapy,stretching and posture correction yoga.

 
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