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Jaw/Ear problem - incase there r any TMJ specialsts here...

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#1 jeanie82


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Posted 03 April 2007 - 10:19 PM

Since developing DP I have had a lot of jaw trouble. I think it must be from clenching my teeth, although I don't notice clenching and I know I don't grind.

Anyway, this weird thing happens in my jaw/ear region and I wondered if anyone could shed some light on what is going on:

My jaw cracks a lot. At least once a day I will open my mouth and hear a really big crack coming from the right side. As soon as this big crack sound happens, I get noises in my ear that sound like "glue ear" - like a squelching crackling sound as if there is water inside it. This usually goes away after a while but it might happen a few times a day. Any idea what is making this noise? It seems really strange. I try not to clench my teeth and crack my jaw, but this has been happening for 6 months and won't go away. The doctors just dismiss it, I don't think GP's know what is happening.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 09:25 AM

It's just barely TMJD; nothing to worry about, my jaw cracks around 500 times a day, ur lucky dude

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 09:41 AM

Repressed anger is related to the jaw

#4 TerriW


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Posted 29 July 2007 - 04:19 PM

I have problems with my jaw and ears.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 05:37 PM


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Posted 29 July 2007 - 05:42 PM

Yea, I have problems with my jaw cracking. It happened last time I had a nervous breakdown as well. Also with my ears, they ring constantly (its only noticeable in a silent room, sometimes I temporally lose the hearing in one ear or the other for a few seconds, then I get a loud ringing until the ringing dies as the hearing is coming back - all anxiety related really. I too have had a sort of slight popping/watery noise in my ears too.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 06:11 PM

I have tons of problems with my jaws. They pop a lot and I have intense
pain in them when I try to chew or yawn or even sometimes just laughing
makes it hurt like hell.

It's just the anxiety part causing the jaw issues at least for me bc i clench
and grind without even noticing it. But also if you have wisdom teeth they can cause a boat load of problems which I am also due next month to have mine removed wahoo lol. Been to a tmj specialist and he said I
had torn ligaments and there is nothing really I can do for that but eat
softer foods and manage the anxiety :roll:

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:53 PM

I get noises in my ear that sound like "glue ear" - like a squelching crackling sound as if there is water inside it.

Yep, I get that as well when I am eating :roll:

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:02 PM

I had this at only one time in my life, my freshman year in college. Away from home, alone, lonely, really only studied.

As I see it it is clearly from anxiety. I still clench my teeth at night, bite my cheeks without knowing.

What has helped:

Go to the dentist. I would always knock my jaw back into place. A dentist can show you ways to do this, or in some cases you may need instruction. The dentist made me feel a helluva lot better.

Also, I have a bite guard. You can have this made at the dentist. An impression of your lower teeth (or upper I guess) which is then made into plastic you stick in your mouth at night, or more frequently if you grind your teeth.

It really helps.

I see us all as extremely anxious, and this is a symptom (other than if you have misaligned teeth in a few cases.)

Oddly enough, the TMJ started the moment I started my freshman year and ended afterwards. The TMJ slowly went away. The more your anxiety is treated/teeth grinding abated the more likely this will pass.

The sounds in your ears can be related as well.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:09 PM

You may think you don't clench or grind, but you could do it at night. Again a dentist can see this on inspecting your teeth. I was really doing a number on my teeth. My current dentist, years later, recommends the bite guard as I bite my cheeks in my sleep.

It isn't good to be grinding down your teeth. Many "healthy" people do this as well. You want your real teeth when you're old, lol. Mine are in excellent shape, but I also had orthodontia when I was young. At least my teeth are evenly ground. :roll:

I also talk and yell in my sleep. (I have witnesses I drive crazy) Have done that for years.

Also, you may not be aware of it, but without knowing, you can tighten your neck and jaw muscles in school, at work, etc. Work on relaxation techniques and do a "body check" -- stop every hour or so and see if you are hunching your shoulders, or do some stretching. Open and close your mouth, etc.

Do whatever works.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 01:34 AM

My right jaw grinds whenever i open my mouth. I cant chew for a long time cuz then it hurts bad. It also causes some kind of pain on the back of my head. I think its TMJD but its expensive to check out.

Some people suggest TMJD can cause anxiety and dp.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 01:56 AM

hmm, I have major TMJD and tinnitus, my jaw cracks about hmm.. 600 times a day:P
Is there really any cure or is it waste of money/time researching trying out shit?

The tinnitus is not THAT bad as long as I always got external sounds around me blocking it out, but I can ne ver experience real silence... This is sad

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