You know you have TMD. Now you need to know how to treat it.
Each case is different and each treatment plan will be different. Our first step is to sit you down for an evaluation and create a targeted plan based on your needs.
Our initial goals are to relieve muscle spasm and facial point. Long term, we want to correct misalignment and prevent further problems.
Treatment always works best with a team approach of self-care and professional care.
We work with physicians, physical therapists and psychologists to determine the best options for your case. Our professional treatments include:
- Pain relievers (anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant or steroid injection)
- Stress management techniques
- Physical therapy
- Splint or night guard
- Occlusal adjustment
Surgical options such as arthroscopy and open joint repair restructuring are sometimes needed, but are reserved for severe cases.
Self-care is an effective way to bolster other treatments. Tactics include:
- Resting your jaw
- Keeping your teeth apart when possible
- Eating soft foods
- Applying ice and heat
- Exercising your jaw
- Practicing good posture
Call us at 952-926-3858 to get started!