TMJ Question: Did you have damaging dental work earlier in life?

If you have TMJ, do you still have all your wisdom teeth?
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   Posted 6/14/2010 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm curious if everyone who has TMJ has had damaging dental work done earlier. If there's anyone who has *not* had that happen, who has *not* been punched in the face or something, I would like to know that too.

Are you someone suffering from TMJ who still has your wisdom teeth?

Retired Mom
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   Posted 6/14/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I have TMJ (although not terribly severe) and my sister has it. She's even had to have surgery to "break" her jaw when she was a teen. It is a genetic condition for us and not related to trauma or wisdom teeth. Perhaps other had that experience, but for us it was just in the cards.
Retired Mom

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   Posted 6/14/2010 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
No trauma for me. My headaches started ten years ago just out of the blue. I had all the tmj work up done so now they say my tmj is fine. just still have headaches that no one can figure out. I do have braces for the second time. First time in 2002 to correct tmj and now the reason for the braces again is because i had worn a bottom teeth mouthguard for so long, trying to get rid of the headaches, that the teeth receeded into the gums and now when i take out my mouthguard none of my teeth touch. So these braces are to get the teeth touching again. Not fun.
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
 Poor prognosis, seen tons of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
   May 2010 to present taking DM, dextromethorphan, 4x/day, to continue to reset the receptors, weaning off of oxycodone as it did not help with my pain, pain continues to be terrible every minute of every day!
  Feb to end of April 2010:3 cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home, this was to start resetting the receptors.
 Meds: oxycodone (weaning), cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, remedies from the homeopath
 Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP which i was accepted
 52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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