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Did the dentist take xrays?
Did the dentist do any other test (besides adjust the bite) like tap on teeth, test them with cold or hot?
Ok well from the sounds of the exam this morning she seems to be leaning on the idea that you are dealing with some temporomandibular joint problems from grinding/clenching your teeth. The muscles used for chewing and the muscles/ligaments that support the jaw can illicit pain that is like a toothache or even abscess. Since xray was taken she would have been able to tell if their was a cavity or infection causing the pain. Pain killers likely won't help as much when you need to get relief of the TMJ. NSAID like ibuprofen work the best, ***** *****'s also important to treat the muscles. So icing the muscles on the outside of the cheek on the affected side, sometimes heat works better. Sometimes a muscle relaxant at night can be prescribed and that helps tremendously. The hard part about TMJ pain is that it can be very painful, and it doesn't go away instantly it takes time to settle down.