Can getting cavities filled trigger previous TMJ symptoms and what's the best way to support TMJ and clenching from stress?
Yes, having any dental work could increase symptoms in the TMJ. Especially if a patient has a history of problems with TMJ. Just having your mouth open for a period of time can be a source of stress for the TMJ. Also, if the fillings are not adjusted properly and your bite doesn't work in harmony with your TMJ then you can experience symptoms.. I would recommend trying an occlusal guard which your dentist makes for you. They are custom made and fit precisely over the teeth and will not allow clenching.u