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 Post subject: Re: TJD people, talk to me.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:23 pm 
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torque wrote:
yes, that was the event that seems to have pushed me over the edge and caused my jaw to lock. definitely not a good thing.


Glad I'm not alone...

My body, conspiring against fun for a long time.

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 Post subject: Re: TJD people, talk to me.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:39 pm 
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It sounds like I should push to see someone who can treat this before things get worse. For some reason I was thinking of talking to my gp, but I guess I should really see a dentist?


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 Post subject: Re: TJD people, talk to me.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:46 pm 
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I would check out what your insurance does.

I think sometimes dental will cover it and other times medical will... provided you have insurance.

My insurance won't do anything for TMJ, its completely crossed out. Maybe the appt to decide whether they can do anything, but otherwise, nothing.

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 Post subject: Re: TJD people, talk to me.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:52 am 
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Well, your gp could recommend physical therapy, which is what happened for me when I went to my university's student clinic. I think if you want a mouth guard you'd go through a dentist. My dentist was really flippant, which has taught me that it's important to shop around for a dentist who specifically addresses TMJ issues (so either call or find out through their websites).

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 Post subject: Re: TJD people, talk to me.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:28 am 
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the orthopedic surgeon they sent me to was also super dismissive! he told me basically there was nothing to do about it; investigate my daily life and see if there was anything strange that i could change [he gave me the example of a patient who always had the vent in his car hitting one side of his face, and when he changed it the TMJ went away. how that related to my problem i did not grasp.]. i left his office empty handed. i was a college senior getting two degrees and working 50 hours a week, to be fair there's probably nothing i could have realistically wedged into my life anyway that would have fixed it. although i never ever would have even thought of PT.

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 Post subject: Re: TJD people, talk to me.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:45 pm 
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My dentist, who specialises in TMJ had me see a physio at the same time, too. Defo try and find someone who will take your pain seriously.

ETA: I was so worried about my weird-looking new plate (posted on page 1) but I didn't have to go back and find it quite comfortable. I do wake up feeling as though I've been putting some pressure on different teeth/parts of my jaw but I don't have headaches and the sticky uppy bits are not uncomfortable.

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