Oftentimes TMJ problems (called TMD = Temporomandibular Disorder) can be self limiting, at least as far as pain goes. That is both good and bad. Good if your pain goes away AND you have a full restoration of normal jaw opening and closing, as well as a reduction in the muscle tension around the jaw. The absence of pain does not mean you are fixed it just means your pain is off doing something else! If your pain disappears and your normal opening and closing is restored you are good to go. If your pain disappears and your opening and closing is still compromised it may be worth your time to work through the steps outlined in this article and attempt to regain as much function as possible, it may prevent future problems.