Hello, I'm wondering about dental pain manifesting itself as TMS? I went to get a simple filling in December (no pain at all), and then after the filling, I've been in excruciating pain ever since. The endodontist ended up doing 2 root canals on that tooth (#18), that didn't help. So he had #19 extracted. That didn't help. Now, my general dentist thinks I need a root canal on #20 -- but my endodontist isn't totally convinced. He basically doesn't understand why I'm in such agony, but because I am, he'll agree to do another root canal on 20. The pain is all over the left side of my mouth, upper and bottom. Doesn't make any sense. For 2 1/2 months, I haven't been able to go more than 4-6 hours without ibuprofen. And now here I am, with no real path forward. If I decide to treat this as TMS, should I try and get off the pain meds even though it's unbearable??