How do I get rid of my TMJ pain?

Rest. Resting the jaw, moist heat, or cold, and otc meds may help... If it does not improve you should see a dentist trained in diagnosing tm disorders.
A few things. Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments.
Needs treatment. You can't do it yourself! see your dentist for a proper diagnosis, and for treatment( which may be a specially designed night guard that is designed just for you) goodluck.

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How can I get rid of jaw/tmj pain?

TMJ pain. Initialy you may try softer foods, ice or heat to the face and ant-iinflammatory agents unless your medical history prohibits them. Most cases of TMJ pain resolve own their own over time. Read more...
See a specialist. Tmj problems don't usually subside on their own. The cause and source of the tmj/tmd pain must be evaluated, along with a super thorough history. A TMJ specialist should be consulted to get the answers that you desire. Read more...
A few ideas. Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. Read more...

Will correcting my underbite relieve my TMJ pain? I am in my 20s and have an underbite that may be the cause of my tmj. Will treatment fix the TMJ as well? .

Unfortunately, . Unfortunately, probably not. Most experts agree that orthodontic treatment does not cause nor cure tmd problems. Read more...
TMJ Orthodontics. It is possible to treat TMJ problems with TMJ orthodontics. This involves: 1. Find the best and most stable joint/upper quadrant relationship (splint therapy) 2. Evaluate and treat the dentition to the most stable joint position. A. Develop the underdeveloped arch(s) b. Approximate the anteriors and posteriors c. Transfer the bite position d. Compete treatment. Read more...
LIKELY NOT. If you have a slight underbite, it may be what orthodontists call a "pseudo class iii", whereby you for convenience place the mandible (lower jaw) forward. This is done as the normal rotational place your joint used to be before growth was with upper & lower front teeth edge to edge. By positioning either forward or rearward you may slightly strain the attachment of the joint. A rare thing. Read more...
TMJ & underbite . It may or may not. Have your doctor evaluate you for any joint deterioration/internal damage prior to beginning treatment. You may benefit from having a night guard/spilnt placed for 3-6 months to see if that helps first. Read more...
Yes to some degree. You have multiple things going as i read this. The underbite has many detrimental factors associated with it through out your life. I would seek an orthodontic professional that could examine you and base his treatment recommendations on qualified information . This initial exam is usually at no cost. See someone soon! Read more...
Could be. Jule-- TMJ is a bit of a tricky and mysterious subject. Anyone who will promise to fix your TMJ issue is a snake oil salesman that you should run away from., There are techniques that we know help some patients, but no guarantees. I see you are in our area, call us and we can discuss face-to-face during a free consult. 303-476-6233. Sincerely-- Dr. Hilary Baskin. Read more...
Very complicated. Sometimes. Sometimes not. Make sure your team involves a TMJ specialist, orthodontist (TMJ sophisticated) and oral surgeon (TMJ sophisticated). Read more...
Complex. Class III malocclusion and Temporo-mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome and/or myo-facial pain dysfunction syndrome may be associated or simply coincidental. Orthodontic treatment will not magically cure damaged jaw joints, but will probably reduce symptoms. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for initial examination (usually free) and discussion of treatment options and expectations. Read more...