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letty

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Hi Friends,

While on vacation in Ca., my sister-in-law, who has always had TMJ problems, made an appt. with her TMJ dentist to see my husband who has PBP. He told him that he is treating another man with serious Parkinson's symptoms and has helped him by evening out his bite so that cranial nerves don't get inflamed by constant stress in the jaw.

We're going to see an associate dentist of this guy's near where we live in Pa. next week. The man charges $450 for the 1st consult of 1 hour, and more for any supplements sold or treatments rendered during that time. I don't know if this will be covered by our insurance. I'm willing to try anything that makes sense, but I'm worried about rip-offs and false hope. Does this sound reasonable or fishy? I know that others have also suggested accupuncture treatments. Thanks, Letty
 

BethU

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Letty, I've worked in dental offices (long time ago), and I know that if your bite is off it can cause a lot of discomfort in your jaw, and probably tooth and gum damage, too. But I don't know about adjusting the bite as a treatment for PBP, if that's what he's suggesting.

Do you have a regular dentist at home you could consult with? Most general practice dentists can evaluate a patient's bite and advise whether he needs to see a specialist or not. Is your husband experiencing jaw pain?

If it were me, I'd start by talking to my regular dentist and getting his/her feedback.
BethU
 

georgia

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Have you tried a chiropractor?
 

Al

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Sounds fishy to me but I believe Orthodontists are as honest as Politicians.
AL.
 
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