Who to See About It
If you’re experiencing pain in your ear or jaw or symptoms you believe may be related to TMD, it’s a good idea to check in with a professional for their diagnosis and treatment recommendations. This is especially true for TMD disorders as they can present in various ways, making them difficult to diagnose accurately.
So, who exactly should you schedule a visit with? It could be a good idea to start with your primary care provider (PCP), as they’re often most familiar with your health. Speaking with your dental professional is also an excellent option as they have specialized knowledge and training in TMD and are often familiar with your health history.
Either your medical or dental professional may refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis and treatment, such as a maxillofacial surgeon or physical therapist.