Help..Hubby grinds away most of the day….started after brain surgery repair to AVM…
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TMJ is such a terrible thing. Head pain kept me down for 2 years. No one believed the pain!!! Under control at this point. Learned the hard/expensive way that any dentist can claim to be a TMJ specialist without any specific qualifications. I finally did find one with the qualifications and the degrees to back him up. I now am on a soft diet and this pain is so much better. I clench/grind at night. As yes have found no solution for this as it is still due a bite that has been corrected as best can be done.
@spott Thankful your hubby is managing. Will follow this thread to see if an answer as to why hubby is grinding.
Blessings to you both.
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Is that dentist located in MN?
Thank you for taking the time to teach me and the community a bit more about the diagnoses you mentioned. I am also glad to hear that your husband is doing so well 19 years after his AVM. While I did not find anything directly referring to bruxism on Connect currently, there is a discussion on TMJ (temporomandibular joint) taking place that many members talk about many different symptoms. I reccomend at least giving the discussion a look here:
There is also a conversation that includes some discussion about AVM you may find value in joining. You can find that discussion here, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/arteriovenous-malformation-avm-survivors-and-side-effects/.
There heart of the issue IS NOT bruxism, that is just one of the symptoms…. ugh
Furthermore, bruxism and TMJ are not the same!
I have bruxism and TMJ. One aggravates the other in my case. I am in need of having the splint built back up again. I am a clicher by day and a grinder by night.
Hello @veranopage, welcome to Connect. I see that you posted a similar message in the Chronic Pain & Depression & Anxiety groups. You may noticed I moved your message to this existing discussion titled Bruxism. I did so, so that members who may have experiences to share could do so in one location rather than in multiple group and that the members who discussed bruxism previously would see your message as well. There may be a few discussions here on Connect that you may want to look through and participate in as well, as they are more specifically focused on some of the issues you discussed:
– Anxiety, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anxiety-1/
– Scoliosis, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/scoliosis-introduce-yourself/
– PTSD, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/seroquel-for-anxiety-ptsd/
I would also like to invite @spott back to this discussion as they also talked about Bruxism and the challenges involved.
@veranopage, you mentioned quite a few issues for your friend, is Bruxism the most pressing issue for your friend at the moment?
Hello everyone. The bruxing /grinding continues from Hubby, especially when he is "thinking". He is most times unaware of this. Honestly it is SO annoying…SO how i deal with it…I remove myself from the area..Sometimes i make him aware.
Dental visits have been non conclusive and we just cope.
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