If you have excruciating pain in your jaw when you open and close your mouth, you may have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). You can talk to your dentist about this, and he or she may have suggestions regarding how to treat it. Before you decide to go through with a treatment plan, make sure your dentist completes these two steps.
Step 1: Proper Diagnosis
According to the TMJ Association, one of the most difficult parts of treating TMJ is properly diagnosing it.
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