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

could it be tmj

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-26-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Hastings, New Zealand
Posts: 187
emmab HB User
Post could it be tmj

I have had intermittent tooth pain for several months that is worsening steadily. It seems to be focused on three back upper right teeth, but dentist unable to pinpoint which one. All seem to have live nerves, and xrays etc show no sign of decay. One tooth has filling that she says COULD be cracked, but not convinced. My face is sore and not sure if it is tooth infection leading to sinus or vice versa. On top of this my right jaw occasionally pops. what is going on here and what should I do next??? am i better off seeing a dentist or a doctor??? really at wits end here!!!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 09-29-2003, 09:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 154
Isobelj HB User

You could possibly have invisibly cracked (even to the dentist) teeth caused by grinding, or just hypersensitivity which could subside if you stop grinding. I've had incredibly sensitive teeth too which has seemed so odd because the dentist couldn't find any reason for it, this year 3 fillings I had done (in molars) hurt afterwards with biting for no apparant reason, one was a very small cavity which shouldn't have hurt at all (before or after being done, but it did), pain mostly died down after a few months but still comes back in different places, just going around my mouth. I've had to conclude it is due to bruxism, I just got a 'bite splint' to wear at night and already I feel as if my teeth are less sensitive. I happened across a really excellent dental site last week which explains many relevant to tmj suffers details very well, for example it mentions that teeth can be finely cracked without it being visible.

Last edited by Administrator; 08-09-2014 at 01:48 PM.

Old 09-30-2003, 07:48 PM   #3
Michelle W
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: MO
Posts: 489
Michelle W HB User

I think since your right jaw is poping you should consider seeing a dentist that specializes in TMJ. I know that my teeth are very sensitive due to grinding. It definitely wouldn't hurt to be checked out by someone. My dentist told me there are many root canals done due to sensitivity when a bite adjustment or splint needs to be made. Have you had any recent dental work? I have read where a new filling or crown that is too high can cause all kinds of problems like TMJ. Just a thought.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Could Use Some Advice buschmandy Pain Management 6 10-14-2010 09:06 AM
Could this be ALS? Deb4886 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 18 05-25-2007 12:49 PM
if its not schizophrenia what could it be? matt2.718 Schizophrenia 4 02-01-2007 03:29 AM
Could this be MS?I'm desperate for your opinions! Elizabeth G Multiple Sclerosis 17 11-05-2005 02:31 AM
Could I be depressed? momof2wildboys Depression 2 09-15-2005 02:12 PM
Another day, another obsession :-s brainchild Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 11 07-26-2005 07:27 AM
Do you think my friend could have schizophrenia? PLEASE READ!! ophelia_nights Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 1 03-03-2005 09:40 PM
Could I have a problem with my blood sugar? Rachel87 Diabetes 8 11-17-2002 11:30 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:16 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!