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A 43-year-old member asked:

what to do if i have tmj as long as i can remember (since middle school), but no pain. would i still need to seek treatment?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 30 years experience
Please no: As long as you don't have painful symptoms, i would suggest being as conservative as possible. Sometimes the TMJ treatment opens up new symptoms.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: Depends on symptoms. If it doesn't bother you, unlikely you need treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Definitely, no: If there's no pain, swelling or limitation of movement associated with your jaw clicking, you probably don't need treatment for a TMJ disorder. Take care.

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