TMJ and my jaw is shifting back i dont know what to do
i have always had problems with my jaw since i was young, just this past year and a half it really started to get bad to the point where i couldnt open my mouth all the way because of pain, and my jaw also started to shift to the right and slightly noticeable especially to me. i got a splint (very expensive) and really helped with my pain but didnt cure me, if i didnt wear it my jaw went right back shifting to the right. the dentist i was going to also would readjust my splint and use this spinning tool to "shave" or "sand" my lower left tooth down. well my dog chewed it apart and i'm looking for other options or something to actually help align my jaw. i am going to this other dentist who has some sort of splint (havent seen it yet), or should i go back to my old dentist? they are so expensive and insurance doesnt cover these splints. what would actually get rid of my TMJ, would i need braces or surgery? i really dont know what to do its driving me crazy and my jaw is shifting and getting worse everyday and i'm now getting my headaches and pain back. i can alo see that my jaw is shifting and it annoys me everytime i look a my jaw.