Question about TMJ - Slipped disc in jaw?
Answers: The mouth guard will work wonders. I had the same thing and I am okay today and without surgery - do not let them operate on you and replace the joint back some years ago a whole bunch of people had surgery with faulty joints put into their jaws - it was a mess.
Definitely spend the money on a good mouth guard. It's not cheap, but it's 100% worth the money. I also had a slipped disk and I got a mouth guard from a dentist. Fortunately, I had a friend who was a dentist (he lived out of my area though) who made one for me much cheaper than my regular dentist. I'm not going to tell you I'm 100% better, but I do not hear the constant clicking all the time. I go through phases where I'm more stressed that it comes back, but nothing like it used to be when I was diagnosed 5 years ago.
Just do the mouth guard and you will notice some difference after about a month. It won't be a huge difference though for about 6 months.
O.K. yeah the mouth guard will help. You will have full range of motion, but if you see that after a couple of months or even years, that it hurts when you open your jaw, it hurts when you talk, chew, yawn, everything that involves opening your mouth, then go see a specialized doctor called Maxillofacial Surgeon. It may be possible that your disc will be replaced artificially by surgery.
Use these tips:1. don't force your jaw to open more than it can 2. don't chew things that are hard 3. don't grind or clench your teeth. Fallowing these tips well help you TMJ.
THE USUAL CAUSE FOR TMD (TEMPROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER) IS USUALLY CAUSED BY GRINDING YOUR TEETH DURING SLEEP.
YOU WILL NOT GET RELIEF FROM GRINGING WITH A NIGHT GUARD.
THE REASON FOR GRINDING IS COMPLEX. THE ONLY WAY TO HALT GRINDING IS TO START WEARING AN N.T.I.-SST BRUXISM APPLIANCE. HERE'S MORE INFO ON THIS WHOLE REASON FOR GRINDING AND ITS REMEDY.
I SUGGEST YOU SEEK THE HELP OF A DENTIST EXPERIENCED IN TREATING TMD. A DISC WILL NEVER "GROW SCAR TISSUE" TO FILL THE AREA, BUT MIGHT RETURN TO ITS CORRECT POSITION.
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