TMJ Treatment

TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorder is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the joint connecting the jawbone to the skull.

Here are some important things to know about treating TMJ disorder:

  • Diagnosis: A diagnosis of TMJ disorder typically involves a physical exam of the jaw and head to assess the symptoms. Dental imaging or other tests may be used to rule out other conditions.
  • Treatment options: The treatment options for TMJ disorder may vary depending on the severity of the condition and its underlying cause. Common treatments include pain management, jaw exercises, and lifestyle modifications to reduce stress on the jaw.
  • Oral appliances: Splints or mouthguards may be used to help alleviate TMJ disorder symptoms by reducing the strain on the jaw joint and improving jaw alignment.
  • Medications: Pain medications or muscle relaxants may be used to manage pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorder. Botox injections may also be used to help relax the jaw muscles.
  • Surgery: In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to treat TMJ disorder. Surgical options may include arthrocentesis or arthroscopy to remove damaged tissue or repair the joint.

Managing TMJ disorder requires a thorough diagnosis and an effective treatment plan that may include pain management, jaw exercises, oral appliances, medications, or surgery. The treatment options will depend on the severity of the condition and its underlying cause.

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