Saw the dentist today

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I can't believe my dentist office saw me when I had planning time today:D. He said he isn't really sure what is causing the pain. It could be TMJ but he said it could also be muscle cramps?

    He wants me to see a specialist. It's at a TMJ clinic at the University hospital. In the meantime if I get the pain again I should try a hot compress and maybe a muscle relaxer (I would need to call my doctor to see how that would work with the AD I'm on now-I still have some left from my bad back in October).

    Thankfully no pain today just the jaw getting really tight when I eat.

    Thank you for all of the support!
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Gee, I could sure use a jaw cramp right about now... I stood on the scale today and YIKES!

    Seriously though, I think you should definitely try the hot compress. Were you on the AD before when you took the muscle relaxant? What about having husband massage your scalp, neck, jaw muscles? Maybe that would help.
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I'm glad you saw somoebody and are getting this taken care of- and that you could eat a bite. Whether TMJ or not, my guess is that stress triggered it- you've sure had more than your share lately. I'm glad you are getting it looked at and I hope yoou feel better and can eat "normally" soon..
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Glad you got it checked out. TMJ can be very painful to deal with. My sister has some issues with it. Can put her in pure agony at times. Awfully nice of the dentist to get you in so fast.