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Jaw Grinding Noises

Jaw Grinding Noises

Does anyone have any jaw grinding noises. This just started about a week ago. I was kind of looking forward to just my regular doctors appointments, but don't know if I should make the doctors appointment with my Primary care doctor or my RA doctor. I'll probably have to get an X-ray. Just wondering if anyone else has had this. Thank you. Hugs.

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, RA can effect the joints in the jaw. Ask your PCP (or dentist) for a referral to a TMJ specialist. It is considered medical but my TMJ specialist has a specialized dental degree. I had both sides of my jaw go into full spasm for over a week when the RA drug I was on stopped working and my jaw had major inflammation. My jaw joints showed degradation from the RA. The clinics can help will this. They will do a combination of the night guards; exercises to help control it, and also ultrasound therapy. Some people hate the ultrasound but for me that provided the greatest relief along with getting the RA back into remission. When I get into a flare it still will act up.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Im glad i seen this question! My jaw constantly feels like its clicking out of place. It clicks at any slight movement. Eating, drinking, yawning the works! And more recently its been agonising and waking me up through the night i cant lay a certain way because its like someone has been boxing me in my jaw or like i have a broken jaw 😫 people always comment on the sound it makes too!

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I got the same thing, but only on one side of jaw. It started with an ear infection, and never went away. It's a daily popping, cracking grinding if I move the jaw, or eat anything. VERY ANNOYING. My RA dr said yep, it's normal and smiled and that's all I got. Tbh, im just living with it for now and not seeing anybody about it. I've been through hell and back with the medical profession, and I don't want to do more tests. Right now I've got to find out whats going on with lower back and neck. Thanks for the share though. I feel your pain

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Quill, Thank you for the information about the article on Sjorgrens. Lately I have been experiencing extremely dry eyes and mouth - To the extent I carry water with me everywhere, and I think I would ask a stranger for water if I didn’t have any - or just mug them and steal their water! I am also recently getting burning in my hands and feet. Makes me wonder What the heck is going on with my body!
Sorry to say this, but I am glad I am not in this boat alone!
Warm hugs to everyone!

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was reading on hearing impairments and found this relating to jaw pain. Neurologic Complications
A PRIMER ON THE

NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS OF SJÖGREN’S SYNDROME

By Julius Birnbaum, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Neurology-Rheumatology Clinic

The neurological complications of Sjögren’s syndrome are extensive and range from cognitive difficulties, to burning toes and feet.

posted over 2 years ago
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