Strange, part of my earlier post was lost while typing.
After seeing a good dentist to confirm that there is no underlying dental problem, like gum disease or bone infection, etc, then you might consider that there might be a problem with your temporomadibular joint (TMJ). Check out http://www.webmd.com/...mandibular-disorders for disorders of the TMJ => TMD.
My dentist had me doing trigger and release massage on my jaw muscles to help get my TMJ to stay back into a normal position, which relieves the tooth-on-tooth pressure than can be caused by tense jaw muscles pulling the TMJ into a peculiar position. Massage both sides of your jaw simultaneously with firm pressure applied with fingertips or your thumbs equally pushing on each side (in the manner described in the massage website listed above). The dentist combined pressure, with small circular motions, followed by firm downwards strokes simultaneously on each side of your jaw. (Applying equal pressure at the same time to both sides of the jaw keeps you from pushing the jaw sideways.) Start on the jaw muscles where they attach to your cheek bones, and work your way down. He said that short sessions of 2-5 minutes of massaging jaw muscles several times a day is often enough.
He also advised (after massage) to place a clean wooden chop stick across my bite - placed just behind the cuspids - lowering the jaw, spacing the teeth apart - relaxing it for 5 min to 10 min.
Hope you feel better. It took just 2 days of occasional self-massage and jaw relaxation to relieve my similar tooth pains. steve - Read-on MacDuff E-visit at http://yucalandia.com
(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Apr 27, 2012, 12:19 PM)
Post edited by YucaLandia
(Veteran) on Apr 27, 2012, 12:19 PM