Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Occasional pain in the jaw joint or chewing muscles is common and may not be a cause for concern. See a doctor if your pain is severe or if it does not go away. Treatment for TMJ syndrome ideally should begin when it is in early stages. The doctor can explain the functioning of the joints and how to avoid any action or habit (such as chewing gum) that might aggravate the joint or facial pain.
If your jaw is locked open or closed, go to a hospital's emergency department.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2014
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