I am new here. I am 28 yrs old female. I have been experiencing this popping and jaw clicking thing going on once in a while but it never bothered me at all. I had no pains or problems before but not anymore
For the past one week, my jaw is hurting so bad, I have swollen/sore gums at the back, neck pain, difficulty in swallowing, headache, and worst of all I can not open my mouth more than 1". I am taking motrin, its helping me some.
My dentist did not even notice this until I told her myself. I was officially diagnosed with TMJ disorder by an oral surgeon but at that time since I did not have any problems he said to let it go if its not bothersome.
Now I know what tmj is and how bad it is. My question is will these symptoms go away on their own? As a tmj sufferer do you experience such symptoms often? Will I get back to my normal on my own. I don't know which doctor to go to. My dentist does not know anything. Does anyone know a good dentist with tmj experience in Kansas City area? Anything I can do to help with this. Does the insurance normally cover treatment for tmj?
Thanks for reading and for any responses you have.