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Has your jaw... shifted on you?

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Old 08-18-2005, 08:03 AM   #1
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Has your jaw... shifted on you?

I had a root canal on an upper molar - right side, just over a year ago. At the time I was actually doing pretty good with my TMJ. Right after the root canal I was able to close my mouth and my teeth touched normally.. both sides even! I was pleased

Within the last.. week or two I've had some sharp stabby pain on the left side of my jaw (it has since calmed down mostly), and now when I close my mouth my teeth on the left side are the only ones that touch. On the right side? The first contact point is the upper tooth to the left of my canine tooth.

I didn't think my jaw could move around like that *sigh* But does anyone have any advice? I'm kinda at a loss here.. Chewing on that side has become pretty difficult because the teeth hardly touch at all.

This morning I got up really early to head to the bathroom, and I noticed I was able to close my teeth together normally - however when I woke up at my normal time, my jaw was all crooked again.

I've tried using muscle relaxers to coax it back in to place when I sleep, but so far it hasn't done a dang thing.

Any ideas? This sucks *sigh*

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Old 08-20-2005, 01:40 PM   #2
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Re: Has your jaw... shifted on you?

Your jaw can most definatly move. I would get that checked or you could do some damage to your joints causing tmj or arthritis later in life.

Old 08-20-2005, 02:48 PM   #3
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Re: Has your jaw... shifted on you?

I already have TMJ so.. this isn't suprising, more frustrating. I haven't seen a doctor because I'm not really sure what a doctor would be able to do anyway.. :\

Old 08-22-2005, 03:59 PM   #4
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My TMJ is so difficult that I can notice a change in jaw shifting within
6-7 hours. When this happens, then I know I will be having a flare up
of TMJ. Is a veryyyyyy difficult situation, and am currently trying to
find a specialist in this field. Good luck to you

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