I first knew I had TMJ problems when I talked with my dentist about my terrible jaw pain. It never seemed to go away. We talked about trying some things, but I never moved forward with any of them. I have good days and bad days. When it’s bad, I can’t even eat. It’s far […]
Running out of options from TMJ disorder that is so bad.
My TMJ disorder has gotten so bad as I’ve gotten older. My TMJ causes terrible migraine headaches, jaw and ongoing facial pain. It has gotten so bad at times that I put myself on a liquid diet because chewing hurts too much. My dentist ran out of options for me and referred me to a […]
Did my cosmetic dentist mess up on my crown?
I went to see a cosmetic dentist because my regular dentist told me that he doesn’t do CEREC crowns. When I had heard that the cavity I had was too big to for a regular filling, I started researching them. It sounded like CEREC crowns would be done in one appointment. And I found all […]
Am I a porcelain veneers candidate?
I am interested in porcelain veneers to improve my smile. My teeth are tiny and I think porcelain veneers would give me the smile I’ve always wanted. But, my dentist doesn’t agree. He said that I would not be a good porcelain veneers candidate because I grind my teeth. This is heartbreaking news. Do you […]
Would a new crown make my TMJ worse?
I have been plagued by TMJ pain for a few years now. It was manageable and seemed like it was improving. Occasionally, the symptoms are a bit of a headache and sore jaw first thing in the morning. Then, as the day goes on, I don’t notice it anymore. I am supposed to be getting […]
Having Trouble Talking After Getting Porcelain Veneers
I had porcelain veneers done across my front teeth and crowns done on a couple of my back teeth about three months ago. The temporaries felt fine and I didn’t have any issue with them at all, but as soon as the permanent porcelain veneers went on, they felt really bulky. My tongue seems to […]
Have you heard of TMJ causing numbness in my fingers?
I suffer from bruxism. I grind at night and it has caused immense TMJ problems. I deal with constant pain, stiffness in my jaw, and tinnitus in my ears. I am familiar with all these symptoms and have undergone treatment to try to keep them under control. But the latest thing that has been happening […]
Can TMJ worsen while pregnant?
Is this in my head, or what? I feel like my TMJ has gotten much worse during my pregnancy. I have dealt with TMJ pain on and off for years and finally was happy with how I’d been feeling. But as I get further along into my pregnancy, the pain will not let up. Have […]
Sensitivity with new crown and starting to have pain.
I have never had a crown done until about a month ago. I didn’t realize how invasive the treatment was going to be. Anyway, ever since I had it placed, my teeth hurt every time I chew or bite down. The pain is only on that side. When I contacted the dentist, they basically told […]
Will Botox take care of my TMJ headaches and other symptoms?
I have dealt with TMJ pain of all kinds for over five years now. I have tried several treatments and have had no success. The latest idea someone recommended to me was to get Botox. They said it helps with myofascial pain. And hey I’ll take care of some wrinkles too. Do you know were […]