I've been suffering with TMJ for several weeks now. I hadn't had it in years. It started this time with popping in the left jaw joint. I tried babying it and treating it with ibuprofen. Now it's to the point that my back teeth will no longer touch (top to bottom) about 3 centimeters. That's a big enough gap, that my front teeth are no longer touching either. If this trend continues, by the conference at the end of the week, I'm going to look very silly with my mouth stuck open. When I sneeze, it's extremely painful. I chocked when trying to eat spinach yesterday because I couldn't use my teeth to make it smaller. I made an appointment with a TMJ clinic, but it's weeks away. I went online and saw that there are some mouth guards on Amazon that claim to help TMJ by providing what is like a little pillow between the teeth so that the jaw can rest. Has anyone tried this? Does it help? Thanks!