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jaw pain/ clunking

Postby cherryblossom » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:00 pm

Hi All. :wave: I've had a very loud 'clunking' jaw for many years, sometimes it's painful. I wondered if this is TMJD? I remember vaguely telling my gp about it and he said something that it's fibro related. The only thing I get really bad with it is that when I eat it clunks all the time but whilst I chewing it suddenly sort of 'clamps' involuntarily and usually bites my lip quite painfully :( ! There's nothing I can do to stop it and there's never any warning but my lip and inner cheeks get quite sore from it! Do any of you get it or something similar :mrgreen: ? Just wondered. Thanks for any replies. Take care all. Cherry :blowkiss:
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Re: jaw pain/ clunking

Postby denys » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:04 am

Hi Cherry the best thing would be to go to your dentist mine sent me for xrays and they of course showed nothing so I was given a mouth guard to wear which didnt suit me as it made me grind my teeth even more :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
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Re: jaw pain/ clunking

Postby pixiecat » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:15 pm

I get the clinking when eating to a point the my OH can hear me across the room!!
I dont have it snapping shut like you but do have times when it feels like it wont close properly, and feels like its out of
alinement I did ask my dentist about it and she gave me a good checkup but couldnt find anything wrong
I would get it checked to make sure its nothing, I have just had a result that I could blame FM but it wasnt, as I now
have asthma but thought it was just lack of exercise that got me out of breath.

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Re: jaw pain/ clunking

Postby tonydin » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:28 pm

classic TMJD im afriad
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Re: jaw pain/ clunking

Postby gail73 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:48 pm

I also have this, I cant open my mouth very wide without it clicking and when I go to open my mouth it cracks sometimes very loudly and painfully. My rheumatolagist says this is very common with FM. My lower jaw also seems to be receded.
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Re: jaw pain/ clunking

Postby loubie » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:12 pm

i have had this for years
had it checked out with the dentist at the hospital
over 20 years ago but said nothing is wrong :dunno:
so have just lived with it
its worse when i eat crusty bread my jaw really clicks and hubby says
it sounds like i have false teeth in that are not fixed in :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

but it can be very painful and :oops: :oops: at times
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Re: jaw pain/ clunking

Postby cherryblossom » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:21 pm

Hi. Thanks guys for your replies, they've been very helpful . Yes Gail, like you my jaw makes horrid clunking when I yawn or eat, anyone sat near me (as far as the other side of the sitting room) can hear it :oops: , hence why it's so embarrassing when I eat! My jaw is also receeded, something it never used to be, altho with age I think that does happen a little, but at 39 I think maybe a tad early! I think I'll talk to my dentist next time I see him, hopefully he'll be able to look into it. Take care all. Thanks again. :D :hugs: Cherry
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Re: jaw pain/ clunking

Postby ladyofwales » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:31 am

I have problems with me jaw too. Very simular to what ive heared. I have had a rubbish dentist unfortunately and now i have one that just does the basics, i had a check up 2 months ago, she said all was ok but i have too teeth that need fillings and lots of other problems. I know this because i had a private appointment with a private dentist to find out what was wrong with my teeth, he showed me that i needed at least £1500.00 of work doing straight away and other work that needed doing too, including a crown that is ill fitting and fillings that are not done properly. I could not afford to have the work done with the private dentist and the other dentist could not see any of the things i said as real problems. Although they are affecting me baddly.
Do the injections work for you? they never seem to for me.. i feel it. so i will not have anything done now. Last time i had an injection my jaw was really bad for nearly 2 weeks, i could not open my mouth..
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