Help with TMJ - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 04-14-2013, 09:40 PM - Thread Starter
sunshinelove's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 462
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've had a loud clicking on the left side of my jaw for as long as i can remember. In the last 6 months or so, its gotten worse. I'm a chronic nighttime teeth grinder so i'm sure thats the culprit. I recently got a mouth guard to wear at night and that is at least helping with not incurring further damage.

I'm wondering if i'm going to need something more proactive--i've read about people getting splints made by their dentists if their jaw is really out of alignment. Has anyone ever had one of these or know about them? I'm wondering if i need one because its feeling more and more awkward to eat (hard to explain, its as if my jaw isnt in the right alignment to chew properly) and when i yawn sometimes it feels painful, like its exasperating the problem. I'm nervous about the possibility of getting a splint, dont know much about them or what they cost.

Also, has anyone done anything that helped their TMJ, like exercises?

Mama to I (3/11) and pregnant again (3/20/13) love.gif

The richness of life cannot be sold nor bought. --me
sunshinelove is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 04-17-2013, 01:13 PM
pokeyac's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 4,061
Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 56 Post(s)

I love my nightguard.  I think it's one of the best investments I have ever made.  There are some cranio-sacral therapists who specialize in dental/jaw issues.  It might be worth looking into because it's very gentle.

Married to a wonderful woman since 2010. Baby boy C arrived in June 2013!

Check out our User Agreement.
pokeyac is offline  


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off