TMJ Treatment

The TMJ (temporomandibular joint), or jaw joint, may become irritated and painful for a number of reasons including bite problems (malocclusion), clenching and grinding the teeth (bruxism), or deterioration within the joint itself. Once the problem has been properly diagnosed, conservative treatment is usually possible by fabricating a bite appliance to relax the jaw muscles and reduce the load on the joint. Medication and physical therapy may also be utilized to bring relief.