What Are the Treatment Options for TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders encompass a wide array of jaw problems, often recognized by symptoms like pain or persistent clicking noise.

The complexity and variety of these disorders require sophisticated approaches for effective treatment. That’s why it’s important to know and understand the different treatment options available for TMJ disorders at Montefiore Medical Center.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Before considering surgery, many TMJ disorders can be addressed with non-surgical treatment methods.

These solutions include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Oral appliances
  • Medications to relieve pain or inflammation
  • Lifestyle changes, such as diet modification

These approaches aim to restore function and provide relief from discomfort — without first resorting to invasive procedures.

Surgical Treatment Options

Jaw surgery is another avenue of care for those with severe TMJ disorders. At Montefiore, experts are exceptionally skilled at removing tumors of the jaw bone and repairing the area using bone grafts. There are now innovative ways to accomplish bone grafting in the lower jaw, resulting in successful implants — even for those lacking enough jaw for a conventional implant.

In addition, Montefiore excels at various surgical interventions, including realignment surgery, which can ensure full tooth function while improving appearance.

Alternative Treatment Options

Though surgical interventions are highly effective, there are alternative treatment options to consider also. Acupuncture, biofeedback, and counseling may help some patients manage pain and reduce the stress that often accompanies TMJ disorders. Collaborative care with dental professionals, physical therapists, and mental health experts can provide a multi-disciplinary approach to a holistic healing process that helps patients find the pain relief they need.

Schedule a Consultation Today

When it comes to TMJ disorders, there’s just not a one-size-fits-all solution.

As a result, treatment must be customized to the individual’s condition, symptoms, and needs. That’s where the experts at Montefiore Medical Center stand out from the crowd, offering compassionate advice and tailored solutions from our office in the Bronx. All New York City residents are welcome.

If you are struggling with TMJ disorders and are looking for a medical center with exceptional skill in jaw surgery, including tumor removal and bone grafting, Montefiore Medical Center is the place for you. Explore the best treatment options by calling (888) 700-6623 or schedule a consultation online.