I am 45 years old, and have never experienced any significant TMJ problems. I had orthodontic treatment, and my wisdom teeth were removed, when I was a teenager.
7 days ago I felt a small amount of pain in my right jaw. There had been no physical injury, and I was not under any stress. I had been fighting a cold, and had some coughing / sneezing fits in the previous week.
5 days ago I awoke with difficulty closing my jaw. For that and the next day at mealtime after my jaw "warmed up" I was able to chew more-or-less normally.
Now, for the last 3 days I am not able to close my jaw on the right side, and I am not able to chew normally. My bite feels quite significantly off (the bottom teeth are too far forward).
Are these symptoms consistent with a TMJ problem? Will this problem likely resolve itself with the standard home therapy?
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