My wife has a dislocated jaw!!
She believes it was caused by a small bite splint her dentist gave her because he said she was grinding her teeth. She has since found this not to be true. she does not grind her teeth. She was told by her dentist to wear the splint 24-7 to which she complied. At first she had severe head aches caused by the splint and when she complained the dentist prescribed a pain killer for her. He said the headaches would go away.
They did go away in about two weeks so she continued to wear the splint.
In about four months she noticed that she no longer had and overbite which she has always had. Within hours after observing the overbite was gone her jaw dislocated when she yawned. She has been living a nightmare ever since. It has been just over a year and a month now and she still has severe headaches, ear and jaw pain, and neck and shoulder pain.
We have been to two oral surgeons, several dentists, one dentist has made her another full bite splint that has helped with the pain part of the time. He has readjusted this splint at least 50 times in the past year.
The original dentist never called her in at any time from the time he put the small bite splint in until now. It was like he hoped she would go away and never come back. He will get his wish unless I can find someone with the same problem so I can go after him so he can live the same nightmare hopefully for the rest of his life.
Real nice guy. It was all just for the money.
Please if anyone has had the same or similar problem please respond.
Real nice guy
Im moving this to the tmj forum since that is where this post belongs. what are her other symptoms. Im sure that i can help her. Its not a nightmare for the doctor unfortunately. it is for her and all those that have to deal with it. have you taken her to a chiropractor? this may help more than any thing else. you may also want to look into a neuromuscular dentist.if you need me to I can find a good doctor for you.
Jaw Anteriorly Dislocated And Distorted Disc On Left.
There isn't much more to tell you. She did see a chiropractor but he was reluctant to try much. We do have a pretty good dentist working with her but no much is happening. She has also been seeing an oral surgeon. He tried a jaw manipulation but that turned out to be torture to her and she is reluctant to go back.
They now want to put implants in her lower right side as she has no rear teeth on that side claiming that with help with the bite splint therapy, but they can't get her mouth open far enough only 27 mm with out terrible pain.