Tmj symptoms after dental work that won't go away!
Good afternoon Dr. I've been getting some much needed dental work done (Fillings) this year. They started with the upper left quadrant (5 teeth) and then did the upper right (4 teeth). As soon as they did the upper right my jaw has had a dull achy pain, has been tense, clicking occasionally, and seems more difficult to open than before, esp in the AM. I went back 3 times to check the bite and they said it was as good as it could get and recommended a very expensive Night guard. After spending a couple thousand dollars already that's not something I wanted to hear. Is this common after having a lot of fillings done? It was about 1.5 months in between quadrants to make sure everything was even before we started another side.
Does this sound like something your Night Guard could fix? Is it permanent?