Oral Health

Question
Posted by: CB | 2011-04-03

Q.

TMJ Disorder?

I go to the dentist fairly regularly and I''ve never had any problems picked up. On my last visit to a very upmarket dentist, they found evidence of TMJ disorder. My jaw does sometimes click but none of the other alarming symptoms are there. It feels like they''re trying to rush me for the R900 consultation to check if they''re right and then the R34k in orthodontics and consultations for the next 3 years to fix the problem.

Do I need a second opinion? Where do I go for one and how? If I mention that he''d picked up the problem I''m afraid the next dentist (or especially orthodontist) will diagnose the same (it seems a lucrative " disorder"  to find).

Thanks very much!

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

have a second opinion without mentioning the treatment option your first dentist suggested

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Posted by: dental expert | 2011-04-04

have a second opinion without mentioning the treatment option your first dentist suggested

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