Can anyone give me some dental advice?

Bailey

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So a few weeks ago I started having this popping whenever I opened my mouth and now it’s gotten worse.

It’s felt like I couldn’t open my mouth or else it would pop out of place or something and sometimes I feel resistance when I try to open my mouth.

It doesn’t hurt but I’m concerned about it.

And I’ve noticed that my mouth moves over to the side when I open it.

My mom thinks there’s nothing wrong with me but I’m a little concerned should I go to the dentist or is there no cause for concern?
 

Atkinson

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Do you hear a "clicking" sound at your mouth joint?

You are describing a TMJ dislocation symptom but that needs confirmation via diagnosis.
 

Bailey

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What would they do to fix it?

Also I don’t have dental insurance should I wait to get a doctors appointment or go to the hospital

It feels like it’s getting worse it keeps feeling like it’s locking.
 

Bailey

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Would wearing my retainer fix it?
I’ve been bad and didn’t wear it for a few months.
It still fits though.
 

Atkinson

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There's no definite home description or a practice you can do to fix it just not to make it worst try not to over extend your mouth opening.
 
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