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Charleston, WV
A 23-year-old female asked:

have severe jaw pain an ear pain & can not find any one that specialize in tmj that takes my medical card help! what can i do do i have to live wit it?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 11 years experience
TMD: Unfortunately many of the specialists charge high fees for procedures that are not covered by most insurances. Ask around your town, usually you can find a dentist that is not an oral facial pain specialist that is very knowledgable of TMD pain and can help you. General dentist fees are usually substantially less than a pain specialist. In the meantime, soft diet and ibuprofen will help you some
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Hmmm: We often have to "pay" for the best care. Most things in life are not free. It will be your choice to find a competent practitioner in your area who can help you regardless of insurance coverage or live with the discomfort. You might be able to seek care in a local dental school for treatment at a reduced rate. However, expect the process to take longer.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
WV dental school: WV dental school is 2 1/2 hours drive from you. There will be TMJ docs there who may treat you for a disount. Worth the drive. Good luck.

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Last updated Mar 23, 2015

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