Treatments for TMJ Disorder

Treatments for TMJ Disorder
Treatments for TMJ Disorder: Conservative is Key

"Conservative" is the key word when it comes to TMJ treatment. Most treatments for TMJ symptoms are simple and can be done at home, without the need for surgery. The most severe cases may require treatment with splints, mouth guards or other traditional forms of TMD therapy.

Regardless of the treatment prescribed for you, it is important that you follow your dentist's instructions. You should also keep up with routine dental visits so your dentist can regularly monitor your TMJ symptoms.

In addition, the TMJ Association advises patients to keep in mind that there is currently no evidence to suggest that TMJ disorders can be prevented. Therefore, caution is advised regarding any treatment(s) presented as providing this benefit.