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Anyone here have experience with TMJ/jaw issues?


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As everyone knows, googling anything about any ailment basically ends up at "you're fucking dying of cancer and AIDS and genetic failure at once". 

 

I've asked my regular doc about this and she, bizarrely enough, seemed unsure how common it may be that dentists deal with issues like this and what specialist to really seek out. Frustrating and odd. 

 

Figured I'd ask on here if anyone has experience with this and what common courses of action are, what type of doctor to see etc. without Google telling me I'm dying tomorrow. 

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1 hour ago, kittykat said:

Yeah my jaw has been popping for years and sometimes gets “locked” and it can be very painful and it hurts to talk or open your mouth. I find it comes and goes in waves, like it’ll be totally fine for weeks and then be a problem again. 

 

It started acting up again mid December. Chewing is difficult which sucks. It’s painful but I guess tolerable enough. My doctor told me to go to the dentist too but I haven’t bothered yet. I’ll get around to it. I’ve been avoiding the dentist lol. But my understanding is TMJ is progressive and can become quite debilitating when it gets worse. So it’s something to take care of sooner rather than later. Maybe I’ll finally book a dentist appt. 

This is actually almost identical to my issues and timeline, what the hell. I had a sports injury to my jaw as a child, but nothing crazy, so I've always assumed the popping stemmed from that over the years and kind of just went with it because it was never painful and/or really detrimental. 

 

Some weeks back I woke up in the middle of the night, drank some water and felt my jaw "lock", or kind of dislocate, on one side. It was incredibly, incredibly alarming. My wife found a quick remedy online of massaging the muscle while trying to just relax your jaw, this ultimately worked after a short while. I assumed it was a one-time occurrence but unfortunately it happened two more times since in varying severity. 

 

last time it happened it was painful for several days after so I consulted my doc who told me to take two Aleve per day for 7 days and look into getting it checked out if it persists. She couldn't give me any more detailed further directions so I've been trying to plan what to do since.

 

I'm going to try dentists I guess. I'm new to my area and don't have one yet. 

 

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I might have some weird TMJ issue...Whenever I have salty food and alcohol, I get this terrible pain right underneath the corners of my jaw if I subsequently drink something (or making a drinking motion with my mouth). I've never really figured out what it is...Some Google searches led me to believe it was an allergic reaction affecting my saliva glands, but a friend who studied speech pathology said the main muscle in my cheek (whatever it's called) was tensing up, which could subsequently cause pain in my jaw. I've never bothered seeing a doctor about it because they would likely just tell me to avoid that combination, so it'd be a waste of time and money. It helps if I have water in between them though; even if I just take a sip of water and let it sit in my mouth in between, it seems to do the trick.

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54 minutes ago, nacthenud said:

I had issues like this myself.  My doctor was pretty useless beyond giving me some reading about TMJ.  Went and saw my chiropractor who did some adjustments on my jaw and everything got better shortly thereafter and has not returned.

My chiropractor said she can fix it too with adjustments but that's one adjustment I'm scared of. Did it hurt? 

 

@kittykat see chiropractor helped him as well? :p 

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I do. My jaw was fine until I was about 17 years old. I noticed I was suddenly developing a small under bite. Dentist checked it out ended up going to a specialist and everything who made a 3D image of my mouth/jaw. The conclusion was when I was born the doctor might have pulled too hard on my jaw area which eventually lead to my jaw developing this issue when I was growing in my teens. Visually you can't really tell anything is wrong unless I bite together. It's like the right side of my jaw is lower then the left side causing a slightly crooked under bite. Its not really noticeable but it's something that has gotten a tiny bit worse over the years.  I'm 31 now. Occasionally I can feel some slight cracking or popping but compared to what some of you have described it's been barely noticeable. The specialist I saw said he's treated a lot a people with a jaw like mine. The fix was basically get braces again for a few months with those rubber bands that connect the top and bottom jaw. Then have corrective jaw surgery where they dislocate your jaw and screw it to where its supposed to be. Your jaw gets wired shut for some time. Then the braces with the rubber bands help hold everything into place during the healing process. It was also a $50,000 surgery that he said the insurance company doesn't like to pay for because they deem it as "cosmetic" surgery. But with enough doctor notes he can "usually" get it covered. After hearing all that my parents were like well...... let's just wait and see. Now it's up to me someday I guess. In my head I keep thinking... well maybe I'll get into a fight someday or small car accident involving the air bag. I'll just try to go jaw first.  Make sure it gets covered medically:lol:

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Next time you want to pleasure your man orally, start by swirling your tongue around his nerve-packed corona (the ridge where the head meets the shaft) and gently sucking the tip of his shaft.

 

As his arousal grows, lick the length of his penis, alternating between sweeping up-and-down strokes and circular motions. You'll really make his toes curl if you caress his balls as you tantalize his manhood with your tongue. Or, lick his testicles as you manually massage his shaft. 

 

When you're ready to take more of him into your mouth, try this titillating painless technique:

 

Form a tube with one hand and put it against your lips. Then, wrap your mouth around his shaft and slide your mouth and hand up and down in unison (make sure he's well-lubed with saliva or water-based lubrication). You'll send him into an orgasmic tailspin if you use your free hand to rub his frenulum (the thin ridge that runs the length of the underside of his penis) or supersensitive perineum (the area between his balls and anus) at the same time. 

 

The bottom line: Be as creative as you want — just don't use your teeth. As long as you've got a repertoire of mesmerizing mouth moves and erotic enthusiasm, I doubt your guy will even care whether or not you can fit "all of him" in your mouth.

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7 hours ago, stepee said:

I doubt your guy will even care whether or not you can fit "all of him" in your mouth.

Before my TMJ issues, I set the bar pretty fucking high, hence this being an issue. He will not accept sub-par performance from his Sturmführer Of Pleasure. 

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15 hours ago, nacthenud said:

I had issues like this myself.  My doctor was pretty useless beyond giving me some reading about TMJ.  Went and saw my chiropractor who did some adjustments on my jaw and everything got better shortly thereafter and has not returned.

 

14 hours ago, Triage said:

My chiropractor said she can fix it too with adjustments but that's one adjustment I'm scared of. Did it hurt? 

 

@kittykat see chiropractor helped him as well? :p 

I've only ever seen a chiropractor for one issue and honestly, it seemed like a rip-off beyond giving me some generic "exercise" chart.

 

In short, I'm very skeptical but at the same time willing to try anything light before going all out and going to some oral surgeon person that'll tell me I need some surgery that my insurance won't cover because America. 

 

I appreciate all the replies and tips, thanks everyone. I didn't realize this may be fairly common. I had never even heard the term before recently. 

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3 hours ago, Bloodporne said:

 

I've only ever seen a chiropractor for one issue and honestly, it seemed like a rip-off beyond giving me some generic "exercise" chart.

 

In short, I'm very skeptical but at the same time willing to try anything light before going all out and going to some oral surgeon person that'll tell me I need some surgery that my insurance won't cover because America. 

 

I appreciate all the replies and tips, thanks everyone. I didn't realize this may be fairly common. I had never even heard the term before recently. 

 

I have seen 5 different chiropractors in my life.  Not all are equally skilled/useful.

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