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This is a great summary - more people need to know about this. I lived with bad TMJ until I was in my late twenties. None of my previous dentists even talked about it, but finally a new one (a woman!) noticed my extremely worn-down molars and said, You must grind your teeth at night and you probably have TMJ. Bingo! She put me in a night splint and within a week I had major relief. Recently, at age 52, I had braces for the second time to close up a gap. Not only did that work beautifully, but now I rarely have any TMJ twinges and I no longer wear the splint at all. The braces must have subtly realigned my upper and lower jaws in a very good way.

March 25, 2010 - 3:10pm


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