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Thyroid Nodule Caused by Tooth Infection from NJ?
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Thyroid Nodule Caused by Tooth Infection from NJ?

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In 2002 I had full upper/lower Orthognathic Surgery (jaw) last year I began having problems with my thyroid gland and swollen glands. I've had a 2 biopsy's performed, blood work, etc; and now taking thyroid medication. Surgery likely to remove thyroid gland.

I have had sever TMJ on right side (condyle deterioration), and also on the same side has a root canal performed 3 years earlier. Which all reside on the same side as the thyroid nodule.

Recently I began to wonder whether or not there might be some correlation here.

I am a 36 yr old male in fairly good health.

Is there anyway to determine if in fact I have some type of infection that might be triggering some symptoms?

Can anyone recommend a skilled TMJ dentist in NJ?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
John
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I would call your local dental society for a referral to a TMJ specialist.I do not think that the rct you had done is related to your thyroid or TMJ problems.
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Hi John,

I was very interested in the thyroid problems your were talking about.  It sounds like I am going through something very similar.  I have a lump on my thyroid, bloodwork can't find anything wrong and swollen gland under tooth that had the root canal.  I have also just come out of a very strange bout of illness, which the doctors can't understand.  I am 37, healthy and medically speaking very young for "real" thyroid problems.

I would be interested to see where you get with it.  Having your thyroid removed sounds very drastic.  I have been working with a naturopath and acupuncturist. Their tests have determined liver, thyroid and spleen weaknesses.  It is just a matter of putting all the pieces together.  The tooth connection has crossed my mind as well and that will be my next route of investigation.

Good luck to you and I hope you can get it worked out without having to remove your thyroid!

Teckla
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