Originally Posted by eaturbyfill
I wish I knew if my TennCare health care plan covered dental. Does anyone know? It says children under 21, which I am, but I'm married, which kicked me off my old insurance..
I haven't been able to fully open my mouth for 2-3 months. It's been permanently locked. It's probably my impacted wisdom teeth, but I can't miss college classes now. ._.'' Maybe over Christmas Break? Whew, wouldn't that be fun.
Permanently locked sounds like temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ. It's what I have. If your jaw pops and locks a lot (or if you grind your teeth like I do), that's most likely what it is. You'll need to see an orthodontist for that.
EDIT: Just saw all the other posts about it. TMJ isn't necessarily associated with pain. I don't usually have much pain.
And wisdom teeth. Mine are all wonky too and I swore I'd die before I got them removed but now that they're interfering with my eating . . . well, consultation appointment is this Friday.
EDIT II: Relic, ohmigosh, what is that?!?!?!?!