Medical Insurance Coverage for TMJ Disorders (TMD)

It is generally agreed that TMJ disorders should be covered by insurance. There are often questions whether it is covered by medical insurance or dental insurance and whee the line is that seperates coverage. Medical Insurance typically is the primary insurance for TMJ disorders. The reason is that a joint is a joint anywhere in the body, as is muscle, …

Chronic Pain, TMJ and Bite Problems After Fall and Being Wired Shut

Kelsey’s Question: Around December of 2012, I had a face-first fall into a hardwood floor with all my weight (210 lbs) going directly onto my jaw. I was wired shut for 10 weeks, but my bite/occlusion was off the entire time. I now (and have since the injury) suffered with mal-occlusion. I’ve tried splints, mouthpieces, and a lot of other …