How often and how long is it OK to have TMJ disorder before I should seek help? I get TMJ a few times a year and now it's been twenty days I've had it.

It is time to see. oral surgeon , now innovative treatment techniques are available, speak to your dentist first to guide your treatment and no need to suffer .
Now. TMJ problems can become problematic as time passes. For best results, see a TMJ-orofacial specialist for advice. If treated early, can be controlled. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.