TMJ/TMD Treatment

It should never hurt to smile! From eating to talking, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, known as TMD, can cause jaw pain that interrupts your daily life. However, there are plenty of treatment methods that our dentists can guide you through to determine which is best for you.
 
Treatments

Procedures

Arthroscopy
A tiny tube is inserted in to the affected jaw joint in order to alleviate TMD by hand. The camera (arthroscope) is positioned in order to surgically remove jaw pain with the aid of tools
Arthrocentesis
Small needles are used to insert directly into the jaw joint. The needles will release a fluid that alleviates inflammation directly. This is a minimally invasive procedure.
Open-Joint Surgery
If the patient has structural issues concerning the jaw joint, the entire joint must be replaced. It will be surgically repaired and replaced to relieve TMD around the tissue.
Injections
Your specialist will inject either corticosteroid or Botox directly into the jaw joint. You will noticeably see and feel a difference in TMD relief.
 
 

 

 

 

Therapy

Oral Splints
-Requires a mouth guard to treat jaw pain
-Supports a painful jaw
Physical Therapy
-A TMD specialist will use exercises to relieve jaw joint pain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Medication
Depending on the severity of your condition, your doctor will prescribe anti-inflammatory medicine and pain relievers.