Re: Cost of TMJ treatment
Hi Calvinator...Owwch is right! May I ask what removing most of your teeth is supposed to do for TMJ? It sounds drastic and irrevesible if not a bit bizzare. PLeeease tell me that you have had other opinions!!I know many people who have had teeth altered or removed, only to find themselves worse off. I would suggest going to TMJD.COM and posting this ? to one of the doctors there. I would hate for you to regret this. Anyway, your insurance question. Your DDS needs to submit the request stressing your medical condition and avoiding reference to TMJ. To get my surgeries(which I regret), my doc had to stress damage to the joint secondary to trauma and subsequent degenerative bone disease due to Lupus. An injury, birth defect, infection in the joint, anything that takes the attention from TMJ. You may still have trouble since it is pulling teeth, which is definatly a dental procedure. Every insurance I have had lists TMJ in the dental catigory. Please don't do this untill you get another opinion! Just like surgery, you can't un-do it, and it can make you much worse. I am writting this at 3:30 am because I am in too much pain to sleep. 11 years and no end in sight. I would hate to see that happen to you! Good luck in whatever you choose and check out that site!