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Old 12-05-2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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Pain on right side, more than left

I have a question. I am waiting for my first visit with a specialist and trying to organize my thoughts for what to tell him.

One thing keeps coming back to me from my visits with my regular dentist (that made my night guard) He asked me, on more than one occasion, if it hurt more on one side than the other. Each time, I answered no. But now I think it Does in fact hurt more on the right side.

Does anyone know why he asked and what it signifies when it hurts more on one side than the other???

I have stopped after six months, wearing my night guard. It has been 2 nights, and I can't say the pain is less, it is just.........different. The top of my head hurts when I first wake up. My jaw is still stiff? And my ears and throat hurt, more? I'm not sure.......Pain is pain, I guess I should have kept a pain diary??

Any thought at all would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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Old 12-05-2008, 08:17 AM   #2
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Re: Pain on right side, more than left

I'm getting treated by a NM dentist for one-sided facial pain. I asked him why it was only on one side. He said there were 'premature contacts' on one side which were preventing the bite from closing evenly on plane. I'm now wearing an orthotic to provide even contact.

I guess your dentist is seeing something similar in the way your teeth meet

Anyway this NM guy seems to be getting it right - pain levels are massively reduced.

Good luck with your consultation

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