Our team at Advanced Sleep & TMJ Center of New Jersey understands that not every treatment works the same for everyone. That is why Dr. Ally and her team may recommend other treatment options for TMJ in Little Silver and Red Bank, New Jersey. Dr. Ally is very experienced at treating TMJ disorders and can effectively use oral appliance therapy and make reommendations on some of the treatments below to help get you the relief you need from pain and discomfort. Call us today at 877-652-7632 for your consultation!
One of the lowest impact modes of treatment is homeopathic lifestyle changes. This can include relaxation exercises, certain stretches and massages, and stress management, among others. This treatment option is centered on addressing the stress that is often the underlying cause of TMJ disorders.
Focused physical therapy can help relieve the stiffness and pain that TMJ disorders cause. Treatments can include specific exercises to strengthen the jaw and methods to relieve discomfort, such as moist heat and cold.
Careful administration of certain medications, such as muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories and steroids, can help relax the muscles of the jaw and alleviate pain and discomfort. If you are prescribed medication for your TMJ disorder, Dr. Ally will be sure to give you instructions on how to take it.
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in relieving TMJ symptoms. This ancient treatment method stimulates nerves, muscles and connective tissue that can then start the body’s natural painkilling and healing capabilities.
Surgery for TMJ
If your TMJ disorder is unaffected by other treatment options, Dr. Ally may suggest surgery. There are various options for TMJ surgery, such as arthrocentesis, arthroscopy and others. We will make sure you understand all the pros and cons of any procedure we recommend.
We are committed to giving you the health and well-being you deserve! Contact us today for your consultation with Dr. Ally.