TMJ and Fibro

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Bxteacher, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Bxteacher

    Bxteacher Member

    Has anyone used a night guard that had to be replaced or adjusted in order to get pain relief from TMJ? Do dental x rays help diagnose the TMJ/Fibro problem...have had Fibro for several years but the TMJ issue is only 10 days old.
    Looking for answers.

  2. kingd2

    kingd2 New Member

    I have worn a night guard for years due to griting my teeth, and it helped.I have recently developed awful TMJ pain (my jaw on the right side actually pops out if I open my mouth very wide), and am going to pysical therapy for it. I have some exercises to release the muscles that are so tight , and they do unlta sound on it. The therepy seems to be helping a little.
  3. 3gs

    3gs New Member

    I have terrible tmj to the point I have actually cracked and broken my teeth.

    The guard worked altho I currently dont have one(the dog chewed it up!)

    The cant see it on xray its by exam and symptoms.

    I would try the guard until you can figure out how to relax!
    Good luck
  4. wildflowers2

    wildflowers2 New Member

    I have been using one for over 2 years now.. and helps with the sleep apnea