My jaw

by Ashley
(Barrie, Canada)

Hello ,
im 15 years old, female.
& my jaw started hurting about 2 years ago atleast.
it wasnt as bad up til now.
i cant chew my food because it feels like someone is ripping my teeth out one by one.
when i was looking up what this pain & discomfort was, i found TMJ. It hurts the most on my right side of my jaw, more near my ear.
& it is such pain & i tried everything , a face cloth wth hot water on it everything.
i need some advise. because i went to the docters & they took x-rays but apparently saw nothing wrong.. i dont believe it because i can feel the pain everyday. the docter said i should get a nightgaurd or too see a dentist.
any suggestions ?

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Painful Jaw
by: Dr. Spainhower

Hello Ashley,

You probably are suffering from TMD. It's the more correct term for TMJ. Yes, your Doctor is probably right, that you should wear a night guard. Go to this link to search out a night guard for you. http://www.simple-tmj-treatment.com/MouthguardsforTMJ.html

If you don't have severe locking of the jaw, the SmartGuard Elite or Original should work fine for you.

Good luck, and you'll probably have relief in just one to three nights of wearing one of these guards.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Sincerely,

Dr. Spainhower

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