Best guard for not being able to open mouth all the way?
I have TMJ and have not yet seen a dentist about it due to all the information available. (although I am planning to go in the near future) - I've been looking at getting one of the TMJ appliances / night guard and want to know what would be recommended for my situation.
Generally my TMJ does not cause me any pain or discomfort in every day life, however if I am only able to fit three fingers tall into my mouth, and if I go wider I get popping/clicking and pain on the right hand side only.
Note that I did have braces when I was younger and also had to have my wisdom teeth removed before they broke through, this was about 10 years ago.
I have also noticed that if I press down on the right hand side at the joint whilst opening my mouth that the popping/pain does not occur.
Thanks for your advice