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Michael Stein, DDS Office Information

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

Michael Stein