Tmj pain for a week...what should I do?

I’ve been having tmj pain on my left side of my jaw for about a week, and I can’t open my mouth wide because it hurts my jaw. Its hard for me to eat and brush my teeth because of the pain. I’ve never really had this pain for this long, maybe for about a day or two. I haven’t been to a doctor about it but I know I... show more I’ve been having tmj pain on my left side of my jaw for about a week, and I can’t open my mouth wide because it hurts my jaw. Its hard for me to eat and brush my teeth because of the pain. I’ve never really had this pain for this long, maybe for about a day or two. I haven’t been to a doctor about it but I know I have it because my bite is misaligned and the pain is right where the joint is. Should I see a doctor about this? Or do I just keep icing it and waiting for the pain to go away?
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