Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stood
Hi! I have suffered from TMJ for many years. I grind my teeth and clench my jaw without realizing it. I too have lost 2/3's of my gum line and cannot tell you how many times I have gone to the dentist with a toothache only to find out it's from clenching my teeth. I finally got the $1000 mouth piece and it did not work for me. I just bit through it in my sleep. Now, there is nothing left of either joint and they make a crunching sound even when I talk. I was told the trigeminal nerve runs through the jaw and that's why we have so much pain in other parts of our body...ears, teeth, back, head and nose. I have a screaming toothache as I write this...it has a root canal in it so it's not the tooth...it's the gum around it that has receded and became inflamed. I wish I had an answer that is helpful, but you are not alone.