Hi Everyone, I’m a seasoned TMS person and I have beaten an awful lot of pain and other symptoms and I also personally see TMS and anxiety as different sides of the same coin. But I’m having trouble with this particular symptoms which is jaw and pain in one particular tooth. It all started after some decay and an infection was found in one tooth during a routine checkup. To cut a long story short I ended up with two root canals, one lower molar crowned and the upper molar with a kind of filling. I had pain ever since that day in the lower molar and I am not joking when I say it drove me to near suicide and I was literally placed under house arrest by the hospital and they were visiting me four times a day for months. I have been to at least 6 dentists, including seeing dental consultants at the dental hospital and none of them can diagnose me with anything. But on my last visit I attended the TMJ clinic where they said that my issue is almost certainly coming from clenching in the night which I now know for certain I do. I am now diligently wearing a night guard but my pain continues. In essence it now ebbs and flows and I can go for a week in minimal or no pain to suddenly having pain for a week. What is stopping me believing it’s TMS is the fact that one tooth is sore to pressure, so I cannot chew on one side of my mouth. Additionally, the dentist has filed this tooth so that it cannot touch the top adjacent tooth. When I massage the muscles around my jaw and cheeks there are some incrediblly sore points that cause the tooth pain and if I touch under my jaw line beneath the tooth it is really painful - like it’s in the bone type feeling. My fear is that this tooth is fractured and yet xrays have found nothing untoward. I actually see physio who is really into TMS and we have an agreement that his work is simply helping me relax. He believes my pain is TMS. Essentially I want to believe: Stress/anxiety/rage/emotions = tension = clenching = pain, but somehow I cannot believe as yet and all because one single tooth is seemingly bearing the brunt of the pain. Also, regardless of how much I try I cannot train myself not to clench. Can anyone comment - someone might just say something that makes the difference.