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Old 05-02-2014, 06:39 PM   #2951
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I hope your dentist / physician can work you in quickly to take care of that. That sounds awful. Best wishes, Dawgluver.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:16 PM   #2952
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When I awoke this morning I found I can't close the right side of my jaw without a lot of pain. Not sure if it's TMJ or some type of infection. I had a crown put in last summer, and afterward the gum behind the crown felt weird. When I got my teeth cleaned a couple months ago, X-rays didn't show anything unusual, and dentist didn't think it was anything. But today I can't chew! Guess we're not going out to dinner tonight.
Aw phooey. I hope it feels better soon. Have you made an appointment for the dentist yet? (((hugs)))
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:52 PM   #2953
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Thanks guys, dentist is closed on Friday, so I'll have to wait until Monday. It doesn't hurt unless I try to close my jaw, or chew.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:08 PM   #2954
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[QUOTE=Dawgluver;1360826]When I awoke this morning I found I can't close the right side of my jaw without a lot of pain. /QUOTE]

As a Dental Hygienist I would put an ice pack on the patients joint first then immediately put a warm moist cloth on the TMJ.

What I would for myself (back when I had TMJ pain) was what is shown on this video starting about 5 minutes and ending at about 7 minutes.



I didn't do anything else shown on the video----just the cold and hot and massage.

Do NOT do this too much or with a heavy hand.

Sometimes (only sometimes) a slight change in the elevation of a tooth or crown or filling can cause TMJ pain and that's a job for the dentist to assess with a painless grinding of the high spot.

But TMJ pain after waking up almost always means the person slept wrong or ground his teeth at night.
That's the short and simple explanation.

Warning---- I repeat, don't massage with a heavy hand or too much.
I hope the pain goes away soon. Sometimes it just goes away on it's own.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #2955
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Yikes, Dawg. Good luck getting this fixed. I hope it's something easily remedied, and not TMJ which I understand can be ongoing.

I guess it's time to break out your favorite soups recipes. Take it easy!
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:24 PM   #2956
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Thanks Cave and Zhizara. I told the dentist last time that I thought I had an infection. Somethng just didn't feel right. I'll ask about an antibiotic.

And I was hoping for a nice juicy steak tonight! Though not in the blender....
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:37 PM   #2957
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Dawg, if you notice any swelling before you can get to your dentist on Monday, you should go to Urgent Care or the ER. If it's an abscess, you'll need to get some antibiotics right away if you can. They're nothing to mess with. I had one several years ago that got inflamed and infected really fast, my whole cheek got puffy, and naturally it was right before my dentist's 3 day weekend. Urgent care gave me some strong antibiotics that helped reduce it till I could see my dentist. Take care, I hope you don't have to go through your whole weekend eating soup.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:41 PM   #2958
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Thanks Cheryl, I totally agree.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:47 PM   #2959
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When I awoke this morning I found I can't close the right side of my jaw without a lot of pain. Not sure if it's TMJ or some type of infection. I had a crown put in last summer, and afterward the gum behind the crown felt weird. When I got my teeth cleaned a couple months ago, X-rays didn't show anything unusual, and dentist didn't think it was anything. But today I can't chew! Guess we're not going out to dinner tonight.
Well that stinks, I hope you get this figured out.
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