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KangaMom
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TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

Anyone suffer from a terrible case of TMJ like me Chat Icon Chronic ear and jaw pain. An MRI showed my jaw is not even lined up properly. Suggestions in Suffolk county for a doctor who can would be appreciated Chat Icon

Posted 11/6/18 12:26 PM
 
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Re: TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

I've had it twice - in one instance my dentist fixed it (re-alignment done via retainer), in the other, an orthodontist did it.
Can you dentist help you with a recommendation?

Posted 11/6/18 12:35 PM
 

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My dentist is retiring soon and only deals with basic dentistry. He recommended me to an oral surgeon which didn't work out to well.. I just finished up Invisalign and that didn't help other than straighten my teeth Chat Icon

Posted 11/6/18 12:47 PM
 

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TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

I have suffered from TMJ most of my life. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Mine is apparently due to chronic arthritis which has worn away my upper condyle to the point where it is now bone on bone. I have not been too successful in treatment, but I have been to Coram/Selden Dental and they were able to diagnose and offer some temporary treatment options. They have an oral & maxillofacial surgeon there.

Unfortunately, neither my dental insurance nor my health insurance will cover any of it, so I am left to suffer.

Posted 11/6/18 12:52 PM
 

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I think your best bet is a maxillofacial surgeon/specialist

Posted 11/6/18 1:03 PM
 

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I've suffered for 6 years and the last two years have been the absolute worst.

mine are also entirely out of place, so its basically bone on bone.

xanax has helped a little but of course you have to be careful with it, so I only take it 2x per week at most. i save it for the most severe days, like when I go for a week with zero relief and im at the point im ready to drop off a cliff.

i sought a tmj specialist and he really said there was nothing he could do for me honestly.

sometimes wearing my retainers i stopped wearing helps a little.

the best thing to try, something it has taken me 6 years to fine... a chiropractor that specializes in tmj, they try natural ways to put the disc back in place and relieve pressure. ive only been for 3 visits so far... it helps for that day at least, temporarily relief for a few hours, but still not enough to make it through life lol. but i'd def recommend that.

Posted 11/6/18 2:49 PM
 

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TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

My Physical therapist works with TMJ patients. He is in Bethpage so not sure if that’s too far

Posted 11/6/18 2:52 PM
 

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Re: TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

Posted by alli3131

My Physical therapist works with TMJ patients. He is in Bethpage so not sure if that’s too far



I knew a PT who taught me some exercises/movements to do when the pain flared up. They really worked to relieve the pain asap.

Posted 11/6/18 2:57 PM
 

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Re: TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

I wanted to add it's crazy how much work we have to put into it but massaging the area and doing hot/ice combo, it does help temporarily as well. not a fix and hard to do often but on the worst days i just sit on the couch feeling bad for myself watching tv and going between heating pads and ice packs and massaging the jaw and ear areas!

Posted 11/6/18 6:25 PM
 

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TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

Yes. Dr Richter from patchogue family dental. They are a father/daughter team.
His other daughter is a dental assistant.

I have the same issue. I'm in braces to correct the problem. I have had them for 14 months and I'm
Almost done.
My jaw did not line up and I was a chronic teeth grinder at night.

They really take their time with you. Really try and find what works for you.

The whole office staff is the nicest staff that I don't mind going to the dentist.

Posted 11/7/18 6:53 AM
 

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Re: TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

quick link to some info from Hosp for Joint Diseases, with 2 MD names:

HJD

Posted 11/7/18 8:08 AM
 

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Re: TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

An Oral surgeon - however all they suggested for me is to wear a nightguard because I clench my teeth. I def have pain radiating to my ear though. Nightguard doesnt really fix the problem.

Posted 11/7/18 12:22 PM
 

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This is who I see. I have had plates made by him, which do help a lot. https://tanenbaumtmj.com

Posted 11/7/18 6:08 PM
 

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Re: TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

Posted by Goobster

This is who I see. I have had plates made by him, which do help a lot. https://tanenbaumtmj.com



He's the absolute best in the area, but he doesn't take insurance Chat Icon

Posted 11/7/18 7:17 PM
 

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Posted by Goobster

This is who I see. I have had plates made by him, which do help a lot. https://tanenbaumtmj.com



He's the absolute best in the area, but he doesn't take insurance Chat Icon



Oh I know. $$$ but total
desperation on my end.

Message edited 11/7/2018 9:14:35 PM.

Posted 11/7/18 9:14 PM
 

PatsBrat
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Re: TMJ help - Dr. recommendation

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Posted by PatsBrat

Posted by Goobster

This is who I see. I have had plates made by him, which do help a lot. https://tanenbaumtmj.com



He's the absolute best in the area, but he doesn't take insurance Chat Icon



Oh I know. $$$ but total
desperation on my end.



I hear you. Made and cancelled 2 appointments so far but I'm nearing complete desperation. I've had my jaw lock open 7 times since August. Chat Icon

Posted 11/8/18 6:18 AM
 
 

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