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Whats the longest....?

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Old 10-14-2005, 12:49 PM   #1
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Whats the longest....?

Whats the longest any of you guys have had your jaw with limited opening? I can only open mine wide enough to fit 2 fingers barely..and my fingers are skinny! Just wondering...

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Old 10-14-2005, 08:10 PM   #2
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Re: Whats the longest....?

Mine has been that way for about 9 months, although prior to that, there was one occassion in which I had a closed lock for a few days.

As I understand it, if the discs are out of position, and blocking the motion of the jaw joint, that is about as far as it can open. (2 fingers or 20-25mm)

So it sounds as if you might benefit from reading through some of the recent posts regarding what to do with a closed lock, or with TMJ. There have been some wonderful suggestions from veterans of TMJ.

Every situation is different, so do some research and look for a qualified TMJ specialist who you are comfortable with and who isn't trying to sell something.

Good luck.

Old 10-15-2005, 01:16 AM   #3
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Re: Whats the longest....?

Thanx for your reply. For a minute I thought maybe I was the only one whose had it so long. How do you cope with your mouth being that way for so long? What suggestions would you give me? Its so hard to find a tmj dentist... the one I went to Im not comfortable with. I'm glad that these boards exist and thanks again.

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