When you go to see your doctor for TMJ disorder be prepared to answer questions such as, when the symptoms started, has it happened before, and has your stress level gone up lately. Once some of those questions are answered and tests are done to make sure that it is TMJ disorder the physician will discuss some TMJ treatment.
The doctor might start out with medications to help with the disorder. The doctor may give you a pain reliever, or something to relax the muscles in your face, or lastly some sort of an antidepressant to help with your stress level. The last resort of TMJ treatment is a surgical procedure but this will be the last thing that the doctor will suggest.