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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome (cont.)

Follow-up

Follow your doctor's specific instructions for taking any medication prescribed and for home care with compresses or gentle jaw exercise.

  • You may be instructed to follow up with a specialist such as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a general dentist, or a pain-specialist physician. Maxillofacial surgery may be necessary when there is poor alignment of the jawbone (mandible) with the skull bone.
  • Dentists are often the first to diagnose TMJ syndrome. They are familiar with conservative treatments. Specially trained facial pain experts can be helpful in diagnosing and treating TMJ syndrome.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2014

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