Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction can cause debilitating and discomfort. It can occur suddenly or be a long term chronic occurrence. In either event, the most conservative treatment should be approached.
The cause needs to be determined with a detailed history and exam with x-rays of the joint. Once the cause is determined, treatment options can be presented.
Some treatments simply involve exercises tailored to your problem. These appliances can be temporary or long term. The goal is to obtain comfort and avoid surgical intervention. Relieving your pain is our primary goal. Other treatments involve appliances to realign the jaws into a comfortable position.