your pain might get better when you have something in
your mouth, because to hold something in
your mouth, you must close your jaw
a little bit, and that may take pressure off of the problem spot.
Do an online search to reduce TJM symtoms. The main things are things we can try and do everyday. sleep well, exercise daily, dont chew hard or chewy things, heat/ice, antiinflammatories, gentle jaw exercises, stretching from jaw to neck to upper body.