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  • CanDB
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    I have one more appointment, to get the permanent crown for my tooth. Fortunately, the dentist was able to utilize whatever was left from my broken tooth and believe that no further work need be done, albeit I will never bite down on an apple with this tooth ever again. Not that you may care, but it looked like either an implant or bridge, but this dentist felt confident we could make it work. He dug a little higher up, but managed to keep the look very similar.

    So....in March (earliest I could get), after waiting for over 7 months, I can chew food with some confidence that my tooth will not come out. No chomping, just in case, but otherwise pretty lucky!

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  • CanDB
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    Well....next week I get my tooth fixed. I am pretty impressed with myself actually, as I have gone 5 months without chewing with my incisor. That takes some discipline and maybe some dexterity don't you think?

    A few times food has connected with the cemented on tooth/crown from the underside, and I thought it would be enough to knock it out....but luckily I made it to another dental insurance year. Hey, kept my smile, so I guess it paid off. Can't wait to actually chew with it again!

    Have to add to my resume.... (< with all teeth intact...but not for chewing!!))
    Last edited by CanDB; 01-08-2018, 11:43 AM.

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  • CanDB
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    ^^^^HC...please ask those closest to you if that is a good idea. It sounds good, but guards are different. Just want to make sure you are doing what is best for you.:thumb:

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  • CanDB
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    It has to fit tight^^^^^^

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by HUMCALC View Post
    I use my mouthstick (which would interfere with the guard) for approximately 9 hours a day, but I guess that I could try it at night
    As long as it is safe to do so, right?

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  • HUMCALC
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    Originally posted by CanDB View Post
    Makes sense. How about if you wore it infrequently, like when you might clench a little too much? Like when you aggravate the muscle situation. Is that even a little worthwhile? Sleeping is best, because folks have no idea of what goes on when asleep.

    Whatever works!:thumb:
    I use my mouthstick (which would interfere with the guard) for approximately 9 hours a day, but I guess that I could try it at night

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by HUMCALC View Post
    No, I don't use a guard. If I did I couldn't type anymore, and I would deprive everyone of my posts In reality, I don't use a guard because I wouldn't be able to watch TV or type at all
    Makes sense. How about if you wore it infrequently, like when you might clench a little too much? Like when you aggravate the muscle situation. Is that even a little worthwhile? Sleeping is best, because folks have no idea of what goes on when asleep.

    Whatever works!:thumb:

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  • HUMCALC
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    Originally posted by CanDB View Post
    Do you have a guard? If so, was it measured via muscle relaxants, in trying to find exactly where your muscles need to be. This aligns with the guard design. I know it works because it can completely change my facial pains within a day or two.

    In older times, folks like Burt Reynolds suffered with it for a long time, because there was no such relief known to all. The problem is, the guard design process can cost a fair amount, and if you do additional work on your teeth afterwards, your dentist has to make sure the guard will still fit afterward, or else we are talking new guard. But a dentist who knows both TMJ and regular dentistry can keep things aligned.

    Yes, advil and other meds may help, but they are not the ultimate solution. Having a device designed to cause your muscle memory to bite properly is the solution.
    No, I don't use a guard. If I did I couldn't type anymore, and I would deprive everyone of my posts In reality, I don't use a guard because I wouldn't be able to watch TV or type at all

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by HUMCALC View Post
    Advil works wonders on my TMJ, as does Tramadol, but you need a prescription for it.
    Do you have a guard? If so, was it measured via muscle relaxants, in trying to find exactly where your muscles need to be. This aligns with the guard design. I know it works because it can completely change my facial pains within a day or two.

    In older times, folks like Burt Reynolds suffered with it for a long time, because there was no such relief known to all. The problem is, the guard design process can cost a fair amount, and if you do additional work on your teeth afterwards, your dentist has to make sure the guard will still fit afterward, or else we are talking new guard. But a dentist who knows both TMJ and regular dentistry can keep things aligned.

    Yes, advil and other meds may help, but they are not the ultimate solution. Having a device designed to cause your muscle memory to bite properly is the solution.

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  • HUMCALC
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    Originally posted by CanDB View Post
    I'm good pal! Nothing too bad given what others suffer. But you watch, I'll do fine until I get all pumped watching some game, and forget that I am not to chow down on some hard food!! That will be a challenge!

    As for TMJ.....I am hoping that some folks will learn something about it, perhaps to even help their particular issue. I've heard of young people getting diagnosed properly, after experiencing jaw pains and headaches for some time. It's all about the bite, and if you are misaligned, it can cause serious muscle exertion. Nothing to be ashamed of, just a slightly off bite. One of my kids has a minor issue with it, and her guard is only needed once in a long while. So feel free to ask questions in this thread if you wish. There is relief if diagnosed.

    As for broken teeth/crowns.....that's on me!!!!
    Advil works wonders on my TMJ, as does Tramadol, but you need a prescription for it.

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by dipablo View Post
    You Canadians are always trying to put "u" in places it doesn't belong!! its spelled mold and color and honor!

    Sorry about the chompers though
    Thank "U"!!!!

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  • dipablo
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    Originally posted by CanDB View Post
    ^^^^I think you spell it "m-o-l-d".....some might use "m-o-u-l-d"

    Carry on.......
    You Canadians are always trying to put "u" in places it doesn't belong!! its spelled mold and color and honor!

    Sorry about the chompers though

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  • HUMCALC
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    Originally posted by Lumiere View Post
    I've never heard of TMJ before. I'll look into it...that's interesting. Thanks for sharing that. :thumb:

    Just keep your chewing in first gear!
    I have arthritis of the TMJ, AND I use 2 different medications to keep it tolerable
    Last edited by HUMCALC; 08-16-2017, 04:47 PM.

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  • Lumiere
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    Originally posted by CanDB View Post
    I'm good pal! Nothing too bad given what others suffer. But you watch, I'll do fine until I get all pumped watching some game, and forget that I am not to chow down on some hard food!! That will be a challenge!

    As for TMJ.....I am hoping that some folks will learn something about it, perhaps to even help their particular issue. I've heard of young people getting diagnosed properly, after experiencing jaw pains and headaches for some time. It's all about the bite, and if you are misaligned, it can cause serious muscle exertion. Nothing to be ashamed of, just a slightly off bite. One of my kids has a minor issue with it, and her guard is only needed once in a long while. So feel free to ask questions in this thread if you wish. There is relief if diagnosed.

    As for broken teeth/crowns.....that's on me!!!!
    I've never heard of TMJ before. I'll look into it...that's interesting. Thanks for sharing that. :thumb:

    Just keep your chewing in first gear!

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by Lumiere View Post
    Egad, that sounds like culinary torture…struggling to eat tasty vacation foods. Well, at least you didn’t have to blend it all up into some sort of gourmet gumbo. Ohhh, there’s a nickname – “gumbo!”

    I kid, but seriously bud, I hope you can get that resolved without too much further discomfort. Get your chompers in shape now, and ready for the season opening kickoff (where the football munchies actually matter)! :thumb:
    I'm good pal! Nothing too bad given what others suffer. But you watch, I'll do fine until I get all pumped watching some game, and forget that I am not to chow down on some hard food!! That will be a challenge!

    As for TMJ.....I am hoping that some folks will learn something about it, perhaps to even help their particular issue. I've heard of young people getting diagnosed properly, after experiencing jaw pains and headaches for some time. It's all about the bite, and if you are misaligned, it can cause serious muscle exertion. Nothing to be ashamed of, just a slightly off bite. One of my kids has a minor issue with it, and her guard is only needed once in a long while. So feel free to ask questions in this thread if you wish. There is relief if diagnosed.

    As for broken teeth/crowns.....that's on me!!!!

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