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From: Catalina
Date: 03-18-2006, 04:39 PM (1 of 2)
Does anyone have TMJ and how do you deal with it. I'm seeing a Tmj dentist but no help so far. Continous ear humming is driving me nuts. Thanks.
User: Catalina
Member since: 01-06-2005
Total posts: 119
From: ninifav
Date: 03-18-2006, 07:24 PM (2 of 2)
Hi Catalina...Is there an external cause for your TMJ and how long have you had the symptoms??? And how old are you...There is no TMJ board certified specialties; but it is good if you can find a dentist who "specializes" in it...usually an oral surgeon...sometimes the dental school has someone on staff who is knowledgable...

Unless it is unusual, we usually start our patients off with a nightguard (after the appropiate x-rays.) Sometimes orthodonics corrects the problem; oral surgery can help; but not alwasy 100%....

And (now don't take this personally) but a lot of our TMJ patients have some thing in common...they have a tendency to be a little more nervous or "high-strung." Different people react to life...some have ulcer-type symptoms, or drink, or scream at their families, or bite their nails...You know, what ever tools we use to handle the stresses of everyday life....

But if you had a broken jaw or an accident or arthritis at some time, then this can start the symptoms...

IMHO, I'd try everything else (recommended by your dentist) before the surgery..

Hope this helpps...TMJ is NOT fun...
User: ninifav
Member since: 09-06-2004
Total posts: 204
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