Tmjd pain on other side

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TheTinyDancer

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Hey, so I've been diagnosed with tmjd (clench at night). Have had various pains in teeth, gums and jaw joints for nearly a year now on the left side. Currently awaiting to get a michigan splint made. The past few days I've been experiencing pain on the right side also (which almost never happens). Pain is both shooting and aching if that makes sense. It's near the ear and down the actual jawbone. Does this sound like tmjd still and if so why is it now affecting the right side? Feel so despondent that my 'good" side is hurting too.
 
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It wouldn't be unusual for it to affect both sides, in fact I'd be more surprised if it didn't, which is probably not what you wanted to hear, sorry.
Hopefully the splint will sort things out quickly for you.
 
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Thanks very much for the reply @Gordon fingers crossed the splint will work!!
 
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