How does a person determine which guard is right for them?
I have recently been to a TMJ dentist in central Illinois. He diagnosed me with TMJ disorder and wanted to make me a lower oral appliance to wear day and night, cutting down gradually on daytime use.
This entire treatment regimen will take weekly visits for about 2 months and then follow up visits. Each time I travel to the office it would be a 120 mile trip. We found out this week that my insurance denied the claim for this treatment and for me to pay for it out of pocket is almost $5000! They offered me financing thru a company they deal with at 29% interest!!!
My husband and I are just hard working people who pay all of our bills, but with 2 grandchildren we love immensely we don't have much $ left over. Every dentist I have ever gone to says I have a small mouth. I am 56 years old and have to do something as I have already fractured a tooth and had to have it removed in November.
I have always had great dental check-ups and am sick about this. I am wondering if any of your appliances would possibly help me with my teeth clenching? I cannot fracture any more teeth. I also have some neuralgia in my right jaw radiating down the side of my neck.
I notice it when I am clenching. Any information or genuine recommendation is greatly appreciated.