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TMJ Dysfunction Disorder Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Mild symptoms can often be treated at home.
  • Home treatments include OTC pain relievers, applying ice and heat, and wearing mouthguards at night.

When you may need a provider

  • You have moderate to severe symptoms, ongoing pain or tenderness in the jaw, or you can't open or close your jaw completely.
  • You have mild symptoms that haven’t improved with OTC treatments.

Emergency Care

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Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • If your jaw becomes locked in an open or closed position, go to the ER to have it placed back in its normal position.

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