Temporomandibular joint disorder may be treated surgically or non-surgically, depending on the diagnosis and the cause.
Medications - Some anti-inflammation drugs can be helpful in reducing the pain associated with TMJD
Therapies - Some TMJD symptoms can be relieved with the use of a bite guard. A bite guard is especially useful for patients who grind their teeth during sleep.
Surgery - Surgery may be the best option for patients who do not respond well to non-surgical treatment. Surgery may range from simple washing of the joint with fluids, (arthrocentesis) to inserting a small scope into the joint to examine and treat the joint (arthroscopy). Click here for more information on the various types of joint surgery.
4. Restoring natural teeth - Worn down teeth may need to be crowned.
5. Counselling and stress management
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