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Jaw guard??

page35page35 Posts: 1,081
edited 30. Mar 2010, 03:40 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi
Having had Jaw pain for about 8/9 months and its getting worse, my dentist has said i need a jaw guard, cant actually remember what she called it but something like a mouth guard, that you wear at night and when you are resting.
It cost alot of money £200 :shock: so i was wondering if anyone else has had one of these and did it help with the pain?
Or has anyone managed to get rid of there jaw pain any other way?
Thanx

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  • skezierskezier Posts: 12,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Page,

    I got a soggy jaw and that hurts a bit but the exercises I was given help as well. Could you see OT about one? I don't know if you can but it might be worth asking Bubbles and ((( )))'s Cris x
  • page35page35 Posts: 1,081
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Lynn Thanks for that i wonder how yours was £50 and mine £200 :? even £50 is alot if it dont work but £200, if i get rid of the pain it will be worth it though, might ring around a few dentist see what there prices are,but i do really like my dentist.
    is it called a jaw guard, do you know?

    hi Cris, i ask Rheumy nurse about it other day she said i have to go dentist again, went when it first started as thought i had an abscess, but sadly not. When i saw the OT months back she said she couldn't help with the jaw.
    Hopefuly the guard will help, its even hurting when i eat cake now and thats not good.

    Thanx to you both XXX
  • page35page35 Posts: 1,081
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanx Lynn xx
  • taffydaffytaffydaffy Posts: 1
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    page35 wrote:
    Hi
    Having had Jaw pain for about 8/9 months and its getting worse, my dentist has said i need a jaw guard, cant actually remember what she called it but something like a mouth guard, that you wear at night and when you are resting.
    It cost alot of money £200 :shock: so i was wondering if anyone else has had one of these and did it help with the pain?
    Or has anyone managed to get rid of there jaw pain any other way?
    Thanx
    Hi i have t.m.j it is a disease of the jaw i had to buy a guard it cost me £50.00 from my dentist and it does work Regard's Geraldine
  • lindalegslindalegs Posts: 5,398 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Page,

    Missed this first time round, sorry. I used to wear a bite guard when I was in my teens .....before I developed RA :shock:

    Mine was fitted free from the dental hospital and was then called 'jaw traction' I had to wear it day and night. It totally cured my clicky jaw which used to 'stick' on occasions. I had to wear it for a long time and then I was gradually weaned off it.

    When I developed RA 10 years later I did get a very painful jaw in the beginning which again occasionally stuck but this did go away on it's own without any help.

    Don't suppose that helps with your dilemma but just thought I'd throw it in. :|

    Luv Legs :D
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,211 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hI PAGE

    Sorry caps lock on :(

    My dentist wants me to have one - got to talk about it next month :(

    £200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wo!!

    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • salamandersalamander Posts: 2,028
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi Page, surely if you don't work you don't pay for your jaw guard? Or is it that you haven't got an NHS dentist? Anyway, it surely can't cost £200 for a bit of moulded plastic?
  • claire33claire33 Posts: 11
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi
    Have you been referred to a max fax doc? I was referred there after jaw pain and discovered RA in my jaw. After that I was fitted with a bridge raising mouth guard probably similar to the one you've got and of course it was free on the NHS. try asking your GP for a referral. My RA had caused a lot of damage to the joint so I'm glad I took that route. :|
    Unfortunately I am still having serious probs with my Jaw. Hope you don't have further problems.
    Take care
    Claire :)
    page35 wrote:
    Hi
    Having had Jaw pain for about 8/9 months and its getting worse, my dentist has said i need a jaw guard, cant actually remember what she called it but something like a mouth guard, that you wear at night and when you are resting.
    It cost alot of money £200 :shock: so i was wondering if anyone else has had one of these and did it help with the pain?
    Or has anyone managed to get rid of there jaw pain any other way?
    Thanx
  • page35page35 Posts: 1,081
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi all and thanks for all the replies
    i havent been on here lately so sorry i didnt reply sooner.
    i do have a NHS dentist but i dont get any benifits so i have to pay for treatment.
    im going to see rhumy next month and going to see if she can refur me as this might be cheaper or free, i did ask her before and she wouldnt, just said i have to go to my dentist, but i will try again.
    Thanks again everyone
  • skezierskezier Posts: 12,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Page,

    Tell her you just can't afford one and see if she can help at all...... 200 is really staggering..... I think if my soggy jaw ever needs it I will have to mould my own :wink: Good luck Flower and maybe yours like Legs (oh Legs you have given me hope x) will settle down on its own? Bubbles and ((((( ))))) and nice to see you :D xxx
  • theresa4theresa4 Posts: 696
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    HI
    My experience with jaw guards I had a rubber one made which I chewed to bits :mrgreen: then I had a hard plastic one made and I still managed to chew it apparently very unusual :oops: It broke off during the night but luckily Im a light sleeper. Im a jaw grinder and if you have that problem it might cause more problems than it solves. It did with me it caused me serious headaches and when I saw my chiropractor who specialises in skull work as well as spine he said my skull was really out so no wonder I had severe headache. I still get jaw pain but grind a bit less now I think because my body now realises it gives me another joint to feel pain from :lol:
    Hope you feel better whatever you decide. :D
    Theresa
    There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those. --Michael Nolan



    Theresa xxx
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