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Old 05-02-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
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Talking Can't believe it

Tears Are Streaming Down My Face As I Read The Posts On This Website. I Just Can't Believe How Many People Feel The Same Way As Me. I Am In Constant Pain And Rarely Can I Find Relief. My Oral Surgeon Wants To Do An Artheosentis....not Sure What To Do.

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Old 05-02-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: Can't believe it


listen, please do not consider any invasive treatment until you have exhausted all conservative treatments. find a neuromuscular dentist, a dentist who specializes in FJO, one that you trust, one that you have researched, and get all your tests (x-rays, exams, mri's) and look seriously into splint therapy. this therapy requires patience and you may be in so much pain that you want a quick fix but this is not the answer. this tmjd is a complex problem and the jaw joint is a complex joint. you must separate your pain from your fear and start splint therapy BEFORE you proceed to methods of treatment that cannot be reversed. a word of advice: if you have any models made from your teeth for the splint please ask for the models. at least you will have some semblance of a baseline of your bite before you start any therapy. photos taken of your bite with an intraoral camera will also give you a good baseline. please start conservatively. do not make the same mistake i did and rush the splint therapy. i had surgery and have found myself much much worse than before the surgery. good luck and i'm glad you found this forum. you will find lots of people from whom you can cull advice.

Old 05-02-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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I totally agree with PWC. Do not rush into surgery. I know for sure that FJO treatment works because i have seen many cases of it. I just wish that you find a dentist that does the right treatment. But please DONT go into surgery right away.

take care,

Old 05-03-2005, 09:33 AM   #4
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Hi and welcome. I am in total agreement with the others. Surgery is a last option. I know it's a long and expensive route to take, but try everything else first. And, I agree. I was so happy when I found this place. It has helped me in so many ways!Good luck to you.

Old 06-10-2005, 06:18 PM   #5
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Re: Can't believe it

Has anyone considered magnetic pillow pad? It helps my tmj.

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