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Old 09-07-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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Question dentist (teeth cleaning)

HI, I have a question, when you guys go to the dentist to get your teeth cleaned do you have problems with that? I mean, because i am really hesitant to go, because of all my jaw problems, I mean my dentist and hygentist knows about them, but i always end up ten times worse than I was. So what is your opinions on this subject? Do you have any suggestions? cally22.

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Old 09-07-2003, 02:23 PM   #2
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I have problems when I go. My mouth gets so tired They put a rubber block in there and it makes the other side of my jaw pop and click and occasionally get stuck. I don't know how bad yours is thought.

Old 09-07-2003, 02:31 PM   #3
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Yes, I have problems keeping my mouth open that long and that wide, too. Ask them to take breaks with you every so helps!

Old 09-07-2003, 03:27 PM   #4
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I do the same thing as Cheryl....take frequent breaks....speak to your assistant and let her know when you need to close your mouth to rest....I use hand gestures to my assistant to let her know I need a rest for my mouth. Open your mouth that is the most comfortable for don't need to open real wide for a cleaning...just a small opening is fine. If my assistant needs me to open wider, she will tell me, usually when she is cleaning the back teeth. I have a very accommodating assistant because I spoke up to her about my tmjd, and most will be helpful to anybody that will speak up about their condition and make known what their needs are. When your tmjd condition gets better over time, you will fine that going to your cleanings will be more comfortable and your jaw won't be as sore or bothersome afterwards.


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