Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
Many types of treatment can successfully relieve temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms. Different doctors will suggest different treatments, any of which may work to relieve jaw and facial pain.
If a doctor recommends that you try a treatment that might make permanent changes to your jaw or teeth, get a second opinion.
Other treatment choices
Depending on your condition, one of the following choices may be more effective than another. Safe options for treatment of TMD include:
- Some Reference dental treatments, including splint therapy to relieve pressure on the TM joint.
- Reference Physical therapy.
- Reference Biofeedback.
- Reference Trigger point management.
Treatments considered safe and effective for some people include:
What to think about
Many different types of treatment for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) have potential for successfully relieving your condition. If your problem is linked to muscle tension, any treatment that helps you relax your jaw muscles with no adverse effects is likely to be helpful. Different treatments work for different people.
Treatments vary greatly in safety, cost, and how well they work.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry