Full Dentures and TMJ Treatment
I've been wearing full dentures for about 15 years (with relines and new sets) but the last two years have found both new sets of dentures intolerable to wear for even a brief few minutes.
I have many symptoms of TMJ and burning mouth syndrome, suffering chronically 24/7.
Question is, do I get tmj treatment PRIOR to being fitted for a new set of *hypollergenic*, hopefully lighterwight, thinner dentures.
Or do I get the dentures first. My last two dentures supposedly fit fine, but I've become hypersensitive- and quality of life is severely impaired at this point.
Thank you for any treatment advice.
Making dentures is like fabricating orthotics; it's an art and it sounds like your latest orthodontist is no artist.
It's hard to be sure whether it's the dentist, or the person who made dentures. Either could be at fault.
My best advice is to go to a totally new practice that used a different technician to make the dentist. Unless you have a lot of confidence in the current place where you are.
I'm not too sure how to answer your question; it's an interesting one and has got me thinking. If one TMJ is fixated and not moving in harmony with the other, would it affect the mould? Yes, maybe, so perhaps it would be best to have the TMJ treatment prior to having your dentures made.
Let me know how you get on.