Treatment begins with thorough and complete diagnosis. This may necessitate x-rays of the joints called tomograms, and will involve models of the teeth mounted in a manner similar to the arches of teeth in our head.
Treating TMD is like building a pyramid, not meaning it takes hundreds of years, but meaning that each step comes in a proper sequence, and one step must be completely and successfully accomplished before we can begin the next.
Generally, after the acute phase of TMD has been resolved, a second stage of treatment is necessary to ward off the return of the original symptoms. Such care may include; Equilibration, or reshaping of the tooth biting surfaces, Orthodontics, or moving teeth into better position, Reconstruction, or rebuilding the tooth biting surfaces, or Surgery, to move teeth and bones into a better relationship.
Please contact our office if you suffer from these troubling maladies.