In many cases TMJ can be treated. The first step is an accurate diagnosis. Most commonly, TMJ is diagnosed by a dentist or a physician. The exam often starts with an assessment of your face and jaw for pain or tenderness, noises made by the joint when it moves, the alignment of your bite, and how far you can open your mouth.
X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, BioPak diagnostics or TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) are tools that medical health practitioners may choose to help with the diagnosis. They allow the dentist or physician to see the surrounding bones, teeth and soft tissues in greater detail to determine if they have a role to play in the disorder.