A diagnosis of TMJ/TMD means you have a dysfunction in the jaw joint and jaw muscle areas. Dr. Hock will study the relationship between your teeth, jaw muscles, and your jaw movements, to understand the dysfunction and formulate a strategy for improvement. TMJ treatment may involve repositioning the jaw into its most stable posture and supporting it with an oral appliance.
Each individual has unique jaw joint dysfunction, and a combination of therapies may be recommended for permanent correction. The goal of TMJ treatment is to alleviate pain, soreness and other symptoms and to improve the function of the jaw joint.