The treatment of a Temporomandibular Disorder involves the following:
The patient is encouraged to follow simple instructions such as to avoid wide opening of the mouth, to avoid eating hard foods and to take analgesic drugs when in pain.
In most cases a splint (night guard) is recommended by the prosthodontist in order to protect teeth from further damage.
In addition, the use of TENS units in the dental clinic helps loosen up jaw muscles. In more severe cases surgical therapies could be recommended.