What do you do for TMJ?

Categories: TMJ

There are generally two types of treatments – surgical and nonsurgical.  The majority of TMJ treatments do not require a surgical procedure.  Most of the nonsurgical treatments will help relieve the pain and improve function, but not cure the problem. The most common treatment is a stabilization or bite splint.  This treatment uses a plastic…

What is the temporomandibular joint?

Categories: TMJ

This month we are focusing our educational blog on the temporomandibular joint, more commonly known as TMJ.  The American Dental Association (ADA) considers the temporomandibular one of the most complex joints in the body because it is composed of numerous muscles, ligaments and bones. Its function is to allow the jaw to move up and…