What are TMJ Treatments?

The TMJ, which stands for the temporomandibular joint, can sometimes develop problems that cause pain, discomfort and inflammation. You may notice that you have problems opening your mouth all the way or that there’s a noticeable cracking or clicking every time you move your jaw. Treatment of the TMJ can significantly reduce and even eliminate TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

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Why are TMJ Treatments needed?

TMJ problems may start off quite mildly, but they can get worse over time. Treatment prevents the problem from getting worse and can greatly benefit your quality of life. Treatment can include:

  • Injections (steroids, Botox)
  • Bite splint/Night guard
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medications