Front bottom teeth clicking intermintently against front top teeth
(Myrtle Beach, SC)
Due to stress, I started clinching my teeth resulting in pain and burning mouth. My jaw was so tense and tight. I started forcing myself to try to relax it at night and then suddenly one morning instead of clinching, my two front bottom teeth started clicking against the top. Over the past two weeks, now whenever I talk, my teeth click together about every 5 minutes or so. It hurts and disrupts everything, not to mention undermining my confidence since I'm a very gregarious person. Talking is now painful. I went to a medical doctor the other day over concerns of TMJ but the doctor did a hands-on examination and said that I did not have TMJ yet but I needed to get the stress under control. Can this clicking sensation just be a result of the constant clinching and stress on the nerves. Any advice would be appreciated.