T.M.J. Problems

on Jul 01, 2007 @ 09:28 pm

First strarted having problems with clicking then would wake up in the morning and would not be able to fully open my mouth. This only happens when I wake up in the morning. I am scared and need some comforting words until I find some help.

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wisdom teeth? on Jul 02, 2007 @ 01:24 pm

This probably isn't your problem, but it is mine. For the past 2 months I've woken up to a stiff jaw. The range of motion improves throughout the day, but is never 100%. Turns out one of my wisdom teeth is impinging on my jaw nerve. I'm getting those suckers yoinked in 7 days so hopefully that will cause the problem. Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Perhaps that is a possibility for your symptoms. Shrug.

er ... on Jul 02, 2007 @ 01:25 pm

solve the problem ... not cause it! :-P

Ali de Bold
This is really common on Jul 03, 2007 @ 09:41 am

I had this for a while too and it eventually went away. My jaw would click a lot and I couldn't open my mouth all the way. I was always self-conscious that people could hear (they couldn't). In my case, it just went away by itself. I wouldn't worry about it, but definitely ask your Dr or Dentist. It could have something to do with your bite or if you grind your teeth at night.

TMJ on Jul 10, 2007 @ 11:46 pm

I have TMJ too. My back teeth don't line up properly which put all the pressure on my jaw. I did have several retainers through the years but got braces to try fix the problem for good. I used to suffer from headaches and since my braces have moved my teeth I've hardly had any headaches.

TMJ on Nov 13, 2007 @ 10:20 am

Hey gals. I've had TMJ for over 2 years. I got it from stress and chewing too much gum b/c of it. This resulting in faint clicking so I went to the docotor and he sent me to a profressional.
Through those two years I've experienced: clicking, ear rining, headaches, popping, locking, swelling. For treatments I get splint theraphy, accupuncture, IMS, lazer theraphy, massage, the list goes on. In the last couple of months I am finally starting to get relief. I hope you all of you get help if needed. If you need any advice let me know.

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