What is this treatment?
TMJ is the treatment required to resolve TMD which are a variety of conditions which affect the jaw joints and muscles. Problems may occur on one or both sides. It is very common. Many people have some signs of TMD but only a small number suffer pain.
Most TMD problems will improve spontaneously over a few months. Treatments vary depending on whether you are suffering from muscle pain, derangement of the joint itself or a combination of both.
Generally treatment is aimed at relaxing the jaw muscles allowing the cartilage disc to return to a normal position. This is known as conservative treatment.
Very occasionally when simple measures don’t work then surgery may be indicated to involve manipulating the joint.