Temporomandibular Disorder Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Temporomandibular Disorder treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Temporomandibular Disorder

The goals of treatment for TMD syndrome include:

  • Relief of pain
  • Increased mobility of joint
  • Reversibility of treatment in the event that it doesn't actually relieve symptoms

Most doctors feel strongly that good, careful treatment for TMD should only include techniques that are simple and potentially reversible. Although a variety of treatments have been touted for TMD treatment, most doctors feel the more extreme, complex treatments have not proven helpful in the long term. They also note that some of these treatments, such as surgery, can have long-term negative effects.

Treatment may involve the following:

Surgery is rarely recommended for TMD. If you are advised to have surgery, get a second opinion. If surgery is recommended, carefully research its benefits.


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What It Is
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Temporomandibular Disorder Causes
What causes Temporomandibular Disorder? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Temporomandibular Disorder Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Temporomandibular Disorder? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Temporomandibular Disorder Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Temporomandibular Disorder Symptoms
What are the Temporomandibular Disorder symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Temporomandibular Disorder Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Temporomandibular Disorder
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Temporomandibular Disorder Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Temporomandibular Disorder Prevention
How can you prevent Temporomandibular Disorder? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Temporomandibular Disorder Treatment
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Temporomandibular Disorder Care
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