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Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-23-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,886
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Neuromuscular dentistry

I personally prefer a lower splint than an upper splint. Also some cranial osteopaths and a cranial chiropractor I have spoken to have said that it's better to use a lower splint, as an upper splint...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-23-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,886
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Neuromuscular dentistry

Hi Hev42,
The cranial osteopath doesn't give me exercises to do at home. I think that the osteopathy is intended to gradually balance out my muscles and posture, and I would have thought exercises...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-22-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,886
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Neuromuscular dentistry

Hi Hev42,
That is correct. I wrote in my post above how things are now. I am seeing a cranial osteopath about once a month at the moment, which I find is gradually helping me with my symptoms. The...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-21-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,886
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Neuromuscular dentistry

Hi Rose,
Is your splint which you are wearing for phase 1, a splint which you are wearing 24/7 to alter the position of your jaw?
I wore a 24/7 splint for a while. It increased my jaw opening, and...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 11-11-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,953
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Tmj treatment with Andre Hedger?

Hi, I have finished my splint and orthodontic treatment with Andre.

Is your splint from Patrick, and was your surgery through him?
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-29-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,161
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Finishing stretch Phase II TMJD treatment

Hi MountainReader,
Thank you so much for sharing your splint and orthodontic treatment story. I am pleased for you that it has been a successful outcome. I wondered if you would mind explaining how...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-15-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,248
Posted By Amanda6
Re: TMJ - visual disturbances

Hi Kasia

I have eye floaters in one of my eyes, it's looks like lots of black specks and cobwebs floating around in my eye. The eye which is affected is the same side that I have facial pain, ear...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-28-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,007
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Sister in Critical Condition-Please help

Some of it could be symptoms related to the TMJ, such as nausea, dizziness, jaw pain, and ear pain, but the other symptoms would not be caused by the TMJ, such as swelling in other joints, and...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-15-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Aligned bite and muscles in "harmony", so why do I still feel pain?

If you can't open your mouth very wide, something must be wrong. Most likely displaced discs. Have you had an MRI of your TMJs to see where your discs are?
I haven't had a T Scan used on me, but...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 05-01-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Opening size shrinking???

why have you got a splint if your jaw opening started at 50mm? I thought an opening of 50mm was considered to be a normal amount, and the amount which most TMJ dentists would hope to achieve with...
Board: Dental Health 04-18-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Waiting to have al my teeth extracted

Hi Teddybearhugs,

"with periodontal gum disease when it is advanced, just having one tooth left, will mean the disease remains", is not my understanding of it.
I had periodontal disease which...
Board: Dental Health 04-17-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Waiting to have al my teeth extracted

Hi teddybearhugs,
Have you sought a second opinion on whether you really need all of your teeth extracted? Is it not possible to save some of them with specialist hygienist and periodontal treatment...
Board: Dental Health 04-14-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Amanda6
Re: anyone use a splint to stop clenching their teeth?

The lower splint which I was wearing, I had for about 2 years. I was wearing it while having orthodontics done so my lower jaw could remain further forward when the splint was eventually removed....
Board: Dental Health 04-14-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Amanda6
Re: anyone use a splint to stop clenching their teeth?

I had a lower splint for repositioning my lower jaw more forward, in order help treat my TMJ dysfunction and displaced discs. I had to wear that splint 24/7.

I had a different type of splint...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-06-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,492
Posted By Amanda6
Re: had "teeth adjustment" during TMJ treatment today. Kind of worried. Help?

Grinding bits off teeth to align the bite, isn't called 'teeth polishing', it's called Equilibration. Teeth polishing is what Hygienists do to scale and polish your teeth to remove tarter buildup...
Board: Dental Health 02-21-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,964
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Occlusal cant after braces

You could try a Functional Orthodontist who try to align the skeleton as well during orthodontics, and not just align the teeth
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-24-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,575
Posted By Amanda6
Re: tmj splint

Hi Ann,
I have pain in the left side of my face, left ear and left eye, which feels like a combination of muscle and nerve pain. The muscle pain is feeling a bit better than it was before I started...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-23-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,575
Posted By Amanda6
Re: tmj splint

Hi Ann,
Do you know how displaced you discs are in your MRI scan, were they displaced with or without reduction.
I had treatment with a splint in the UK, and also had orthodontics at the same time...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 06-24-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,179
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Will neuromuscular dentistry be my next step?

Hi Jodie,
I am also in the UK. NM dentistry with jaw tracking isn't a treatment which is available on the NHS, which I think is due to the fact that mainstream medical and dental profession say...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-21-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,729
Posted By Amanda6
Re: tmj where do you start ?

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...
Board: Dental Health 04-15-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,186
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Neck Bump under jaw and right below left earlobe. Trouble swallowing. Low grade f

I have had symptoms like that caused by TMJ dysfunction. It causes ear pain, dizziness and vertigo, lumps in neck which are due to tight and inbalanced muscles in the neck, and pinched nerves in the...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-11-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,729
Posted By Amanda6
Re: tmj where do you start ?

Who was the local one you saw? And what did they say that was different?
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 04-11-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,729
Posted By Amanda6
Re: tmj where do you start ?

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...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-28-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,729
Posted By Amanda6
Re: tmj where do you start ?

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...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-28-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,729
Posted By Amanda6
Re: tmj where do you start ?

Hi Sarahblue,
Yes I am in England. I have been having treatment with Dr Hedger in Surrey. As for how is the treatment going, my jaw opening has increased and is now approx 50mm which in his opinion...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-27-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,729
Posted By Amanda6
Re: tmj where do you start ?

Thanks Sarahblue, I've not see him myself. I've been having treatment with another TMJ dentist which has been with a lower flat plane spint worn 24/7 and orthodontics to reposition my lower jaw...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-26-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,729
Posted By Amanda6
Re: tmj where do you start ?

Then maybe the ones your referring aren't all using EMG measuring equipment to determine the correct jaw position and to make Neuromuscular orthotics, which is my understanding of the definition of a...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-26-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,729
Posted By Amanda6
Re: tmj where do you start ?

Hi Sarahblue,
I hadn't realised there was more than one Neuromuscular dentist in England. Which ones have you seen, if you don't mind me asking?
Board: Dental Health 03-05-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 37,227
Posted By Amanda6
Re: severe depression at 22 because of my teeth. anybody?

I saw several general dentists with my clicking jaw and they didn't notice or work out what was wrong by looking at. The majority of dentists don't know about TMJ problems or what to do about them. I...
Board: Dental Health 03-04-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 37,227
Posted By Amanda6
Re: severe depression at 22 because of my teeth. anybody?

Hi ,

I have read through most of this thread, and in some ways it reminds me of how things have been for me in my past. I had a lot of dental problems which started in my early twenties, which was...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 01-01-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 39,466
Posted By Amanda6
Re: TMJ really? lymph nodes or muscles in neck?

I have a lot of enlarged lumps in my neck as well as TMJD. My GP said they are lymph nodes.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-12-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,689
Posted By Amanda6
Re: My TMJ Issues - advice please

All the best with it.
Out of interest what are enlarged turbinates, and how was that diagnosed?
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-12-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,689
Posted By Amanda6
Re: My TMJ Issues - advice please

Asking for an MRI sounds like a good start. You could also try an ENT consultant for a diagnosis as to why you are mouth breathing, if you haven't already seen one. If you really can't afford private...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-12-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,689
Posted By Amanda6
Re: My TMJ Issues - advice please

Have you had orthodontics before, as that can cause it especially if you had teeth extracted?
To summarise, I have had TMJ dysfunction for over 15 years. I have seen two NHS maxillofacial...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-12-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,689
Posted By Amanda6
Re: My TMJ Issues - advice please

A splint could work to help reposition the discs if it's the right splint provided by a dentist who knows what they are doing, and should be one which is worn 24/7. It would be most unlikely that you...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-12-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,689
Posted By Amanda6
Re: My TMJ Issues - advice please

It would definately be worth a try and ask for an MRI to see where your discs are. I had my MRI through a private dentist, so I had to pay for mine to be done privately. I was informed by the dentist...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-12-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,689
Posted By Amanda6
Re: My TMJ Issues - advice please

Hi Jonny,

A physical obstruction when trying to open their mouth wider might be caused by displaced discs as the discs can make opening feel restricted.
A closed lock I believe is when jaw...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 12-10-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,619
Posted By Amanda6
Re: TMJ Treatment Phase 2: Orthodontics

Hi Pipdog,
are you still wearing a splint 24/7 while you are having your ALF expansion and orthodontics? If so does your splint cover only the surfaces of you molar teeth, and not over the surfaces...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 11-12-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,908
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Phase 2: ALF vs Damon

Hi Pipdog,
I have wondered about that too. I had the ALF appliance, and then followed by fixed braces. I then went to visit another dentist for one appointment who also does TMJ treatment, but they...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-28-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,745
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Frustration with Bruxism and TMJD

I would imagine my 24/7 splint is similar to your mandibular repositioning appliance. My splint covers over the biting surface of all of my molars, but not over the biting surface of my 6 front...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 10-27-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,745
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Frustration with Bruxism and TMJD

Hi MountainReader,

Your treatment sounds to have some similarities with mine, but there are some differences. I have only ever had one lower splint which I wear 24/7, and not a different one for...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-14-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,735
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Lower jaw moved forward but now a different problem

Hi SourMug,
Is the dentist you had this splint treatment with a Functional Orthodontist?
There is a group of dentists in the UK who treat the TMJ, called the British Society for the Study of Cranio...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-14-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,735
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Lower jaw moved forward but now a different problem

Hi SourMug,
Your splint sounds like it has some similarities to mine, only mine doesn't have any grooves to match the upper molars, and I haven't had any height added since wearing it. My...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-11-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,735
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Lower jaw moved forward but now a different problem

You definately shouldn't have your molars shaved down, you would loose all the natural tooth shaped surface if they do that, and the natural height of the molars, which wouldn't grow back. It...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-11-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,735
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Lower jaw moved forward but now a different problem

Hi SourMug,
Yes, I had my upper arch widened with something called an ALF appliance, and while wearing a lower splint 24/7. Then I had the ALF removed and fixed braces fitted. The whole treatment is...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-08-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,735
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Lower jaw moved forward but now a different problem

Hi SourMug,
I'm happy with what has been done so far. He does Functional Orthodontics. Which dentist are you currently seeing?
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-08-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,735
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Lower jaw moved forward but now a different problem

Hi SourMug,
Do you mean you wish you had a snapshot of your bite just before you started wearing your current 24/7 splint. Did you have molds taken of your upper and lower teeth before you started?...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 09-08-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,735
Posted By Amanda6
Re: Lower jaw moved forward but now a different problem

Hi SourMug,
I am also in the UK and have also been having splint and orthodontic treatment with a dentist who specialises in treating the TMJ. I have not had the problem which you describe, and my...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 08-10-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,196
Posted By Amanda6
Re: GRINDING HARD!... Please read

Hi Topsy123,

I read through some of your other posts on Healthboards as well. The many other symptoms which you have could be all due to your TMJ. There are many symptoms can be due to TMJ...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-18-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,619
Posted By Amanda6
Re: TMJ Treatment Phase 2: Orthodontics

The upper arch expansion has not made a significant difference in my appearance that I am aware of. But in my case it was only expanded by a small amount, about 2mm I believe. Although I understand...
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