This is my first post. I've been having some serious troubles with my poor jaw. Does anyone else have this problem? Mobility is fine, it can open and close (with lots of noise, clicks and knocks,) but i can't close my teeth together the same way they used to. It's almost as if my left side of my mouth is slightly too far open, while the right is touching first and closing. It's causing alot of pain and i can't chew anything without severe aches and clicks so loud it hurts my ears. I haven't been able to eat anything but yogurt and soup for three days now and I fear it's getting worse.
I had an appointment with the oral surgeon for monday, only to find out my Insurance plan doesn't cover TMJ, only "Medically Necessary Procedures due to Degenerative joint disease or Injury." I don't get it. Isn't TMJ a disease? Isn't having a messed up jaw an injury? The insurance company gives me the run around while the oral surgeon wants 320$ (that I don't have) up front just for consultation. Is it just me, or does this seem totally wrong? Am I getting jerked around, or is this just the way it is?
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