oh yeah I also have the tmj no fun, even my dentist made gaurd doesnt work, even with him tweeking with it, it just doesnt help the tmj, I am not convinved I am grinding all night as he says I am...
Post Edited (sheryl=jk) : 9/5/2008 10:52:01 AM (GMT-6)
Thanks for the info on the Xylitol, it would be horrible if my dog or cat got into my gum. I don't think either would go near it but I'm not taking any chances, the gum will stay up and out of the way. Lucy (dog) does seem to want anything that I put in my mouth, silly girl.
I have a question about the dentures. I don't need them yet (but who knows how long it will be, I'm going downhill fast) but, do you still get the dry mouth and does that make the dentures rub against your gums? It sounds like it would hurt with the way my mouth feel now, I can't imagine anything being comfortable.
I have been on the journey the last four years, cavities, root canals and porcelain crowns. I also could have bought a small car! A NEW one! This past winter I finished with most of the big work- but guess what??? I have one of the teeth that just got a crown acting up right now. I'm sure I have an infection. Trying to hold off till next week to go in. Taking a couple Keflex that I had left over.
I have always taken care of my teeth but I did have some anxiety issues on going to the dentist till I found this one. That may not have helped.
I have TMJ and grind my teeth horribly- and wear a mouthpiece at night. The mouthpiece used to help so much before I got fibro and now it may help just a little I'm finding out. I also get face, jaw, and teeth pain on and off.
No, your not the only one. All of us should go see your dentist and say - We have the same issues too! GamJill
Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 7/30/2012 6:43:08 AM (GMT-6)