I have had all of my four wisdom teeth removed three weeks ago. They were impacted and the had some difficulty extracting them. About a week ago, I started to notice that the right side of my jaw is clicking and popping and locking up. It is steadily becoming more painful and I've been getting tons of migraines. My jaws feel as if they were dislocated and they don't fit together anymore. The pain is so bad that I can't sleep at night because my wants to tense up. In the morning, it would be very difficult for me to open my mouth all the way. I've never had this before the extraction so I decided to go back to the dentist to report my problem. He took some X-rays and said I have a bad case of TMJ. He asked me to see a TMJ specialist. I am on medicaid and there is no one who takes the medicaid so I have not seen any specialists yet.
I went to my to see if he can help me with my pain. (I will be getting braces on in the next few weeks to fix my crooked teeth). He also required me to see a specialist first before he'll put the on. I was really wondering if the recent dental work I had three weeks ago has something to do with my problem now. I've never had this before.
What can I do to relieve the pain until I will be able to see a specialist? Please help! It is becoming worse each day and it is extremely disturbing. Thank you so much for your time!