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Pammy (@pammyl66)

TMJ questions

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Mar 6 12:23pm | Replies (39)

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I have this ongoing condition that nobody seems to have an answer for. I have been to an ENT, TMJ Specialist (Dr. K), in Alabama, and have been tested for auto immune diseases and those tests were negative. Dr. K said that I have muscle spasms due to clinching my teeth and he suggested that I wear a special $800 night guard. Dr. B, here in Anniston, made the night guard for me and I have been wearing it since October. I recently saw Dr. K said he did see improvement and I should keep following up with Dr. B. Dr. K did not think that TMJ was causing the symptoms that I have had for approx. 1 year. The night guard helps if I use it during the day, however, it is to bulky to wear all the time. The most annoying symptom is that constantly have a gritty sound and sometimes actually feel like I have sand in my mouth. I don’t have constant jaw pain or headaches. I do have neck and back pain. I live in Anniston, Alabama. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them. Feeling very Frustrated. Thank you!

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This sounds somewhat like Burning Mouth syndrome. I would check out the Mayo clinic site. I have BMS and TMD/TMJ so they like to “play off each other.” (direct quote from my Pain Med. doctor.)

Thank you for responding. Do you take any medication ?

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