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   Posted 10/11/2005 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
hello just wondering if anyone had any information on tmj i have it really bad i have been to the dentist and they gave me a mouth gaurd but i do tell you it dont work like i thought it would.. i have headaches 3or 4 days in a row and then i can go 2 weeks without it and then i will pay wheni do get them.. are they any one else with tmj..

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 10/15/2005 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   


I'm not sure if I have TMJ though I have a mouth guard and grind my teeth terribly when I am under a lot of stress. I wear my night guard during these times. I had to switch mouth guards to find one that worked, a specialist can do this for you.

I find that this contributes to my headaches but is not the primary cause. Food, environmental factors and stress all cause my headaches. If I wake up in the morning feeling like I've gone three rounds with Mike Tyson chances are that I was grinding my teeth all night and I wear it the next night.

Why doesn't your mouth guard work like you thought it would? What did you expect? Is it possible that more than your TMJ is triggering your headaches?

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.   Buddha

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   Posted 10/19/2005 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have internal derangements of the temporomandibular joint. Let me share what I mean....I went to an orthodontist to fullfill a long time dream of getting my overbite taken care of...instead I received some very bad bad news. He won't even touch me until I get my jaw fixed. I have have worn my temporomandibular joint down so much that the discs that sit between the socket and ball of that joint are all but gone on one side and very small on the other. I practically have bone on bone on my one side. He explained that due to grinding of my teeth and the mallocclusion of my jaw all these years (my lower jaw is too small and that is part of what caused my over bite) has worn down the joint. To make matters worse the ball the joints are worn down to nubs that no longer sit nicely inside the socket but just slide around and consequently slip foward and out of the socket when I talk, chew or even open my mouth. Basically I am dislocating my jaw every time I open my mouth....sounds really pleasant doesn't is no wonder I have chronic migraine headaches that have now evolved into chronic neck and shoulder pain also. I think you should see an orthodontist not just a dentist...get someone who is an expert on bite and jaw position...I had seen several dentists had splints made in the past and they all made my jaws hurt worse so I didn't wear them. This orthodontist told me it was because they didn't know what they were doing because they don't have the background education like orthodontist do.

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   Posted 10/25/2005 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I am with you Pam, get second and third opinions. This ortho guy wants to charge me a thousand to have a splint made and almost $300.00 per visit to have it adjusted. Dentist charge a lot less but I have had a lot less success. Just the price difference is making me step back and say hey wait a minute what is going on here....I think there may be a lot of (excuse the language...) BS going on. A dentist will charge only a third of what this guy will charge me for the "same thing" some one else tells you you need surgery. I read on the internet surgery is my best option....makes you think they don't know and are willing to treat your what ever your pocket book will support.

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   Posted 7/15/2011 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey... I'm not sure that I post in correct page, but I'm new in this forum and I hope that you will ignore my mistake.. Well..
I spent almost 2 years with daily constant headaches. In the interim I tried various remedies: migraine medications, acupuncture, allergists, etc
Last week I heard about TMJ.. What is that? how can I treat this? I ask a friend about my headaches and she tell me about TMJ. Someone we give me a doctor's website...
I'm afraid to go there? If someone knows more that doctor can tell me? I can't resist with this headaches. I'm going crazy.
Please help me.
Thanks. I'm waiting your post
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