Ok so firstly I feel that my face and jaw have been slowly changing the past 7-8 years, and the pain on the right left side of my cheek and ear is unbearable now. The pain is a deep radiating from my ear to my temple to my cheek and my mouth area. I cannot really full describe it well, but the pains the go into my cheek and down to my mouth feel really deep. The pain make my whole left side of my face feel totally different to my right side of the face. I get huge amounts of opping and licking sounds in my right jaw, but it dosnt pain me like my left side of my face. When I open my jaw or even speak, it feels I am opening totally different jaws, and my left side of my face is constantly fighting with my other side, it tires my whole face out and has lead to great anxiety for me. I get like rippled on the left side of my cheek mouth which I cannot control at all, and then my whole face feels funny it feels like small muscle spasms, which makes me feel even more that my jaw and cheek are misaligned. I dont want to do any yoga, meditating or any relaxation techniques I have tried them all, and nothing works, because I feel it is something deep down in my bones or muscles, and that the pain and the amount of energy I waste fighting my face is really affecting me big time
I do not even like speaking to people anymore, as when I open my mouth or even smile I feel deep pains on my left side of the face, like deep down into my bones and muscle.
For years I have just been trying cope with it, and believing if I dont think about it, that it will go away. But it just does not work like that, because my whole jaw and left side of my face give me so much pains, deep down, and make my face feel uncomfortable and unnatural, that it is just on my mind 24/7.
Firstly I know like everyone faces are asymmetrical to a certain degree, and that nobody has 100% sfaces. But for me it is not about that. It is about the constant fight I am having with the left side of my jaw and cheek to my right side of my face. It feels totally unatural and out of alignment. I can understand if my face was unsymmetrical and that it felt natural when I spoke and just behaved normal. But my face does not act like that at all, and it is really affecting me.
So after long discussions with my parents, and them not understanding. My dad has decided we should have it checked out once and for all, so hopefully it wont affect me any longer, and that I can act normal when I am meeting people.
I have researched for a few months now. and H have found 4 doctors in the London area that i think might be able to help me.
1) Dr Patrick Grossman
2) dr justin glaister
3) dr Richard dean
4)Dr David cook.
These are the 4 doctors that I have seen on alot of forums that people say help, and plus they are in London. My question is what is the difference between Neuromuscualar dentistry and orthodontics, and has anyone had treatment by these doctors? Obviously I cannot see all 4 of these doctors, so my dad has asked me to go for 2 opinions from the above 4.
Also has anyone had similar problems regarding that I have described?