Dental and TMJ problems
edited 16 December 2020 at 4:15PM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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In July this year, I had a dentist appointment to repair my broken front tooth. Since that day, for some reason, my teeth don’t meet properly. None of them touch when I close my mouth, except for the edge of two back teeth on the right side. I went back to my dentist and he said it was probably a TMJ problem but couldn’t explain why this happened so suddenly. Since this is all during the pandemic, I didn’t want to keep going back to him as it’s not an emergency. I started losing weight as I can’t chew so I rang my GP. She said to stick to a liquid diet to allow my jaw to rest.
Does anyone else have this problem or have any advice about things that have helped? I don’t even know what sort of specialist I should see. With the waiting lists now horrendous, I know I’ll have to pay privately and I don’t want to waste money seeing the wrong type of doctor/dentist. I’m really fed up with living on soup and milkshakes and with Christmas coming, it feels even worse. I’d love to be able to eat a proper dinner again!
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