this is Dr. David
you can buy an inexpensive bite guard at your local drug store to wear in your mouth at night time now before you see your dentist in 2 weeks
you need this bite guard to take pressure off of your teeth and TMJ joints because you are grinding your teeth involuntarily at night time when you sleep.
let me know if you have other questions.
no, your dentist would not miss a lesion
grinding your teeth can cause inflammation of the TMJ joint which is the temporomandulbar jaw joint which hinges your jaw.
ibuprofen can help with this if you grind your teeth
you need to make sure you take the ibuprofen with food in your stomach and with plenty of water, never on an empty stomach.
you can take 200-400mg of ibuprofen daily for many weeks and be ok.
try to get an inexpensive mouth bite guard at a local drug store for now
until you see your dentist again.
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the mouth guard and NSAIDs like ibuprofen will help over time.
in severe cases, sometimes steroid injections into the TMJ joint are needed, but you haven't even started using a bite guard yet, you have to at least give that a try.
shoulder and neck pain on that side could be referred pain from your TMJ inflammation
or they could be due to neck tension or pinched nerves in your neck. a neck MRI scan would be needed if you continue to have these pains after your TMJ inflammation gets better
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