TMJ Treatment Options

Key: Can not do the same treatment for everyone

All treatment options are personalized based on MRI and clinical evaluation. Patients are given all treatment options with the benefits and risks of each fully explained. My goal is to educate you, the patient, and help you make you own informed decision.


  • Monitor jaw, bite, neck and pain patterns for further diagnostics and treatment

Symptomatic and Pain management

  • Over-the-counter and prescription medication, nerve blocks and physical therapy

Bite Appliance Therapy – Mouth Guard

  • Based on the MRI, alter or control how the teeth come together
  • Monitor response

Physical Therapy – Primarily for the jaw and neck

  • Regain mobility of jaw and neck
  • Posture retraining
  • Strengthening of jaw and neck muscles

Restorative – to rebuild the bite

Surgical Intervention / Correction

  • Jaw joint
  • Orthognathic / Skeletal