TMJ. out of the clear blue !
Jan 10 2014 my ear ached, had trouuble opening my mouth and it hurt to chew. This was my right side only. I saw my doctor, I had a bad ear infection. Antibiotic helped and the ear infection cleared up. However, my jaw and ear still hurt. My doctor referred me to an Ear,Nose,Throat doctor. His exam didn't make him suspect TMJ. He sent me in for a CT Scan. To the surprse of all, I have severe osteoarthritic degenerative TMJ bilaterally.
So, now I have to follow up with a Head,Neck,Pain clinic and see their dentist. I am very nervous about this visit. I know there are cavities and a crown to be had. I do not have dental insurance. So, my question is what should I expect at this appointment concerning the TMJ? And, to throw in an other wrench, I had a lumpectomy followed by chemo and radiattion.