TMJ questions

Posted by Pammy @pammyl66, Jun 7, 2015

I clench my teeth at night which has resulted in severe TMJ. I have seen dentist, ortho and medical doctors. I am on Zoloft to help reduce stress and I have a custom mouth guard. My problem is none of this is working. I find if I wear my guard I seem to clench harder, if I don’t my tongue has teeth imprints on the end from pressing against my bottom teeth. I don’t know what to do. This is miserable pain in jaws, neck and ear pain and headaches. My jaw locks up from time to time and my throat even gets sore. Muscles and probably gets scratched because I can’t chew my food properly. Please Help! This has been going on well over 2 years….

@trixie1

After I was diagnosed with TMJ and was referred to a dentist to make a splint for my mouth, I got burning mouth syndrome. The oral surgeon thought I was just alergic to the acrylic splint. I could not wear a splint for several months. However, after many different doctor visits, that the burning mouth was triggered by anxiety. My doctor first prescribed Zoloft and I tried for only a few days and I was clenching my teeth harder. I quit that and my doctor tried me on Paxil….same thing. We settled on buspar but it doesn't really completely get rid of my anxiety. So I still get burning mouth but am able to sleep with the splint at night. My question is that my jar is still not right and would like to know if anyone has gotten TMJ surgery?

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Sorry, I don’t have any suggestions/recommendations for your jaw/TMJ. However, I suffer from extreme burning tongue syndrome, have you found any solutions/remedies to help with the pain?

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@3315

Sorry, I don’t have any suggestions/recommendations for your jaw/TMJ. However, I suffer from extreme burning tongue syndrome, have you found any solutions/remedies to help with the pain?

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Do you wear an acrylic splint? The burning can be from an allergic reaction to the coloring in the acrylic process. I have tried taking alpha lipoic acid 600 mg daily but has not helped. I am in the process of finding a dentist that can make a hard splint with some other material. I am allergic to some metals like nickle too.

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@3315

Sorry, I don’t have any suggestions/recommendations for your jaw/TMJ. However, I suffer from extreme burning tongue syndrome, have you found any solutions/remedies to help with the pain?

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@3315, you mentioned burning tongue. You may wish to join these discussions:
– Burning Mouth Syndrome. I have it very severe. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/burning-mouth-syndrome-very-severe/
– Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS): Anyone found any relief? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/burning-mouth-syndrome-2/

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