Question

What types of treatment should be employed to treat the symptoms of TMJ?

Answer

 

Treatments for TMJ syndrome range from occlusal appliances, (splints and bite guards) to surgery. Additional ways to treat TMJ include: psychotherapeutic medication, equilibration, relaxation, electromyogram (EMG) biofeedback procedures, physical therapy (heat, massage, ultrasound), behavioral therapy, and psychotherapy to address stressful life events that may be causing symptoms of TMJ.

 

Hand. “Treatment Concerns.” In P. Deutsch and H. Sawyer (Ed.) A Guide to Rehabilitation. White Plains, NY: AHAB Press.

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