Dentistry/tmj

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Hi DR Gold, for years now i have  tender ckeek bone on the right.
i have 4 root cannals upper right. My cheek gets swollen and hot
.its just a constant ache.some times it goes away for for months then comes back.my  dentist keeps adjusting my bite and my
crowns on top and bottom are showing metal on them.my bite still does not feel like im hitting right. i also have a night guard
he tells me to wear. i keep thinking my root cannals under the upper right teeth are bad but he seems to think not.my jaw pops some times but not always .does this mean i have tmj.
does tmj get sore and swollen.Dont know where to go.i dont get headaches but it feels like im in a spasm

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Lawrence Gold Somatics
Lawrence Gold Somatics  

Hanna Somatic Education
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Hi, Ann,

I've answered your questions in a series of brief article on TMJ Dysfunction.

So, first step:  read them.

Then, we can talk, some more.

In brief, any dental work triggers muscular cringe responses in the muscles of biting and chewing and in the neck, the muscles of breathing, and even in the legs.  Other symptoms follow.

The articles say more:

http://somatics.com/Treatment_for_TMJ,1.htm  

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Lawrence Gold

Expertise

can answer: TMJ Syndrome/TMJ Dysfunction / TMD jaw pain popping and clicking of jaws earaches TMJ/TMD headaches can't answer: drug-related questions

Experience

clients with jaw pain, jaw joint pain, limited ability to open the mouth, headaches

Organizations
found in my existing expert profile

Publications
see http://somatics.com/gold.htm includes The American Journal of Pain Management and The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients articles on TMJ Dysfunction http://somatics.com/Treatment_for_TMJ,1.htm

Education/Credentials
Certified practitioner The Rolf Method of Structural Integration (1990) Hanna somatic education(TM) (1992)

Awards and Honors
found in my existing expert profile

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