I've had ongoing ear pain for a year and pretty much everything I've tried (meds, alternative treatments, ruled out neurological problems) hasn't worked. I got a second opinion for TMD and the orthodontist wants me to get a TMJ MRI. I've had an MRI of my temporomandibular bone but not my joint. I know someone who had this scan and said it's not terribly fun (not that scans are supposed to be fun). Apparently, they had to use a giant mouthpiece for him. I can't seem to find any info on the web about this type of scan. Anyone have any information or advice to share?
I don't know about the scan, but I've had this same problem, no neurological problem took me a few years several Dentist said all was fine, found out sinus and ear infection can cause this pain as well as stress, clenching teeth, Dentist made me a mouth guard to wear at night as long as sinus infection stay's away I have no problem, maybe someone will have information on the scan for you, good luck.
I don't know if you had the scan yet, but I had one last year. I spoke with the mri specialist before they had me lay down for the procedure. I told her I can't open more than a half inch without pain. She had me bite on a pen, (it was a brand new pen straight out of the package), it wasn't bad it just took a while. I've found its easier to explain your situation, and usually they understand.
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