Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome (cont.)
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Follow-up for TMJ
Follow your doctor's specific instructions for taking any medication prescribed and for home care with compresses or gentle jaw exercise.
Is There a Way to Prevent TMJ Syndrome?
What Is the Prognosis of TMJ Syndrome?
Most people do well with conservative therapy, such as resting the jaw or using a mouth splint. The success of treatment depends on how severe the symptoms are and how well you comply with treatment.
Only about 1% of those with TMJ syndrome require joint replacement surgery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/18/2017
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