Well, I found out that my jaw is perfectly healthy. The jaw issues I have been having are muscular, from clenching too much when I get stressed or angry. The doc put me on a regimen of liquid diet for two weeks and muscle relaxers to give my jaw a break. It's worked wonders. Needless to say, the prospect of having to trust someone to put me under anesthetic let alone cut my jaw open was daunting. I didn't realize how amped up I was until after I got home and adrenalin dumped. It's not easy giving trust to someone you don't know. I think that's part of the reason that I haven't been to get a yearly check up since I got home. I think it's time to change that.
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.