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My TMJ Splint!

This is a fast video clip regarding my splint that I got for my TMJ Problem.

Please ask any type of inquiries if you're curious.:-RRB-.

This is a video about a surgical instrument given to me by an orthodontist.
I am not able to answer any type of questions on 'all-natural' means to 'heal' TMJ as well as any type of remarks regarding that will be removed.

38 Comments

38 Comments

  1. Daniel Lowe

    October 11, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Hi fellow aussie have you got braces put on now? if so is the tmj pain
    still reduced? and were you like me and developed tmj after braces (I
    stupidily skipped appointments after I got braces taken off) I go to the
    dentist and my ortho in a few days and I’m guessing ill need braces again
    later hopefully for less time I’m 21 at the moment

  2. Daniel Lowe

    October 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Also is that a splint designed to bring your lower jaw forward?

  3. Mostafa M

    November 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    do i have to wear it when i eat too? and what did you do after the splint ?

  4. Ivonne Belman

    December 17, 2013 at 12:37 am

    was the mouth guard recommended by a doctor ? a while ago when I went to
    the dentist I told my doc. that my jaw bone pops a lot and they checked on
    the x-rays they did on me and he told me I had tmj and I needed to go and
    take some other x-rays so that they can I guess give me a mouth guard or
    something to put inside my mouth… I haven’t gotten it. yesterday I woke
    up with one side of my jaw hurting so I put a bag of ice )as how the doc.
    told me if I started to have pain) and so I started getting a head ache
    from it… but after all , would it be the same if I went to a store and
    bought a regular mouth guard to put it on at night? 

    • Soprano14Ever

      April 27, 2014 at 2:07 am

      I am not sure if it’s the same or not. The mouth guards are used to help
      you not grind your teeth at night time and the splint is to help re
      position your jaw and strengthen muscles. How it works I have no idea but
      that’s what it is supposed to be for. I have had TMJ since I was a little
      kid around 5. But just got diagnosed almost a year ago. Wish they could
      have caught it earlier.

  5. TrueCerulean

    February 13, 2014 at 2:22 am

    so did you have to wear it 24/7? how did it go?

  6. Rebecca Gary

    March 17, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Omg! I just got my splint today and it is very big and noticeable. I
    couldn’t even see yours!

    • ikeabakeria

      May 14, 2014 at 9:21 am

      So sorry for the late reply! I don’t wear mine anymore but I either need a
      new one or surgery However mine was super noticeable I think it is just not
      that obvious in my videos because of my low quality camera because in real
      life you could definitely notice it! But I got used to it and after a while
      so did everyone else.

  7. Kareign Diaz

    April 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Hi. I’m about to have a splint this week because i have a tmj too. How
    does it feel? Did it took 2 hours for your dentist to put it to you? sorry.
    It’s just that i feel nervous about wearing it.

    • ikeabakeria

      May 14, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Hi I am so sorry for the late reply! it did not take 2 hours for my dentist
      to fit the splint probably 20 minutes max. I hope that your splint is going
      well! xx.

    • Kareign Diaz

      May 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      It’s okay. ☺It took 1hour and 30 minutes for her to put my splint. Will you
      have braces after that too?

    • Leizl 10

      February 25, 2016 at 8:13 am

      +Kareign Diaz hello i would like to ask if this splint cured your TMJ? coz
      i’m suffering now because of that 🙁 thank you.

  8. Allan Grams

    September 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I have had my splint for about 3 years now and a piece of the plastic broke
    off on the rear right side. I think the plastic has worn from grinding at
    night which caused the break. My tmj started with locking jaw and bad
    dizziness. After I got my splint these symptoms went away immediately. I
    think over the years my bite may not be aligned properly anymore. I think
    my lower jaw has gone backwards from where it was after alignment, which
    may have caused the back on one side to break off. It was recommended that
    I get implants throughout my mouth because of my teeth being badly worn,
    however, I refuse to pay $40,000 for a mouth full of implants. I am looking
    for someone to make me another splint as the orthodontist I used has
    retired.

    • Jimwell Duran

      November 29, 2015 at 12:41 am

      +Allan Grams i think tmj has something to do with bad bites that also
      affects the jaw. I am just wondering if you have to use splint for the rest
      of your life.

    • Allan Grams

      December 16, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Yes, I will have to wear my splint 24 hours a day for the rest of my life,
      because If I take it out, my jaw just goes back to its original position
      and the jaw pain and dizziness returns. I found a guy that has training in
      making dentures that made me a new splint in his garage. It is shaped just
      like the one the tmj Dr. made for me and I have been wearing it for about 8
      months now and am very happy with it.

    • Jimwell Duran

      February 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      +Allan Grams it is good on u. how does it feel when u speak? any
      discomfort? and what is the difference between a splint and a mouthguard?
      my symptoms r quite different. i dont have a locking jaw but i feel my jaw
      can’t relax and it is quite difficult to breathe. it can result to light
      headedness and dizziness. i think i have to get a splint.

  9. Tina Harris

    April 28, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    So is the name of your splint MAGO? maxiallary something or other? Did you
    expeirence lasting relief of the locking and spasming?

    • ikeabakeria

      July 15, 2015 at 6:58 am

      +Tina Harris Sorry about the late reply! I am not sure about MAGO but yes
      maxiallary something sounds somewhat familiar. I had almost complete relief
      for around 2 years but my jaw has started to play up again recently but my
      doctor assures me that it’s a different thing to last time.
      I hope my video and response has helped 🙂

  10. Montery12

    May 4, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Hi, it’s been three years since you uploaded video: if you had clicking and
    some pain due to TMJ, has the splint gotten rid of these symptoms? RSVP.
    thanks.

    • ikeabakeria

      May 4, 2015 at 5:14 am

      +Montery12 Hi! I will actually be posting another video in the coming weeks
      as I have to have a surgery on my jaw. At the moment we are not 100% sure
      if it is related to TMJ.
      However, I can say without a doubt after I finished my time using the
      splint I had no plain or clicking for at least a year, up to 2 years
      afterwards.

  11. Black' N White

    June 12, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Hey I have TMJ problems. I have been recently given a splint so I was
    wondering do you get clicking sounds in your ears? Because I have had it
    for almost a year and it’s not getting better. It’s so weird it makes me
    think it’s an ear infection, but it’s not.

    • ikeabakeria

      July 15, 2015 at 7:03 am

      +Miss Disguise hmm I am sorry that you have given up 🙁 It sounds like you
      have it much worse than I do. I have noticed that the pain does come more
      when I am stressed as I find that I am clenching my jaw down but I can’t
      really recommend anything else besides massaging your jaw when stressed to
      try to get it to relax and regular pain relief.
      I am sorry that I couldn’t be more help. xx.

    • Black' N White

      July 15, 2015 at 7:05 am

      No it’s just annoying this stupid doctor has done this he let me open my
      mouth too wide during the extraction. Now my jaw won’t stop clicking and
      when I swallow I feel the joint area is heavy and tight. It’s very
      annoying. I don’t think there’s cure for it but relaxing.

    • ikeabakeria

      July 15, 2015 at 7:11 am

      The only other thing I could recommend is finding another specialist and
      getting a second opinion. Wishing you luck. xx.

    • Black' N White

      July 15, 2015 at 7:13 am

      This doctor is supposed to be the best. He’s over confident saying it will
      go and that I am making a big deal. He says I don’t need surgery. Like I
      said there’s no cure for it. I have to cure it by myself. Thanks for the
      help though xxxx

    • ryad abi fadel

      January 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      +Unknown if it has been a year it means it is not working .. If it works
      correctly, it should heal your problems in 2-3 weeks (at least you should
      feel a drastic improvement by then)

  12. zaramayyy

    July 1, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I went to my dentist today with pain, aching and clicking in my left jaw
    joint and he just sanded down a couple of my teeth at the back. My jaw
    still clicks. Will I need one of these? 

    • ikeabakeria

      July 15, 2015 at 6:56 am

      +zaramayyy Hi, I have never heard of people getting their teeth sanded down
      for jaw clicking… I would recommend going to your GP and getting a
      referral to an orthodontist instead of a dentist. xx.

  13. Erika Sendo

    July 14, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Hey, you probably won’t see this post because you only posted this video
    nearly 2 years ago but……..
    Okay, I am going to the dentist soon and I have the whole clicking jaw
    thing and whenever I sleep my jaw locks up and it’s a pain.
    Now, dentist scare the hell out of me so I am really scared about going to
    get this checked out and I am scared of getting the splint because I don’t
    want it to look noticeable……..
    So basically my questions are…….
    Does the splint really work?
    And do you have to wear it for your whole life? Because I don’t think I can
    handle that if I have to wear it that long x.x

    Please answer soon

    I really need your help :'(

    • ikeabakeria

      July 15, 2015 at 6:54 am

      +Erika Sendo Hey lovely, I know this is an old video but I try to reply to
      everyone when I can 🙂

      If you have a phobia of dentists not much of what I say will help make you
      feel better about it but please don’t stress out! If you are getting the
      same splint I had it is not invasive and yes it is a bit noticeable but you
      and everyone else will get used to it!

      The splint worked for me for a good 2 years I had no pain at all. Although
      now I have some more jaw issues but not sure if related to the splint or
      not.

      I only had to wear mine for about 6 months or so but it really does depend
      on the individual and what the dentist would prefer. However, I have never
      heard of anyone having to wear one for their whole life. I believe they are
      supposed to be short term things.

      If you have any more questions I should be online more regularly and am
      happy to answer what I can 🙂
      xx.

  14. northerndude

    August 13, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Is yours from muscle tension or teeth not lined up

  15. Malena Lee

    August 16, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Did it start to hurt over time? I’m getting a splint soon and i’d like to
    know, thanks!

  16. Emma Gray

    August 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Just found this, I am getting a splint in 2 weeks time (got thing to
    measure it today). Is it sore to wear? Also does it make you gag, I have
    realky really bad gag reflexes?

  17. Leizl 10

    February 25, 2016 at 8:09 am

    i know it’s been years since you uploaded this but i want to know if it
    cured your TMJ? coz my dentist told me that if ever my therapy can’t get
    rid my TMJ i should be wear this. thanks so much. i will wait for your
    answer. :)

  18. Anonymous

    March 15, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Hi, I have Tmj myself and I was just wondering was it a lot of trouble to
    get the splint? How much did it cost about? I really need one but I’m
    afraid it with be costly.

  19. Alexis Bouchard

    March 18, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Drugs makers only like to deprive folks of alternatives to their harmful
    drugs. They hate the thoughts of herbals or dietary cure for the reason it
    has no profit there. The sole way for you to heal TMJ is to correct the
    hidden causes, which medication is by no means the solution.

  20. saphiraice nightfire

    April 28, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    was curious what a splint for tmj was and why my dentist chose an NTI
    instead. I see now the splint would not have kept me from clenching my jaws
    which then also lead to me grinding. that would have only helped with the
    not grinding the enamel off. :)

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