I don't think I have seen a thread about this before.....
I have developed pain in one side of my jaw over the last week. I do have TMJ, but it has not troubled me in 20 years or so. It hurts now when I bite down, when I close my teeth together, it hurts in the joint itself (the joint that does NOT click).
I also recently (january) had a molar (on the side that now hurts) undergo major filling recunstruction and it did somewhat alter my bite. I am just wondering if such a thing could account for the pain I am having now... wondering if it's dental related.
I have also been under a lot of stress and tend to clench my teeth in my sleep.. could this contribute to TMJ/jaw pain ?
Thanks, I really appreciate any info/opinions/ideas.