TMJ syndrome is a complex disorder affecting – in different ways and to different degrees – the jaw joints, facial muscles, facial nerves and surrounding tissues. You might experience chronic jaw pain while others have persistent neck pain or earaches. Thus, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment for TMJ. And though treatment of TMJ syndrome is not recognized by the ADA as a dental specialty, many dentists do have experience and expertise treating patients with TMJ.
The most common treatments recommended by a TMJ dentist or TMJ specialist: Take prescription medications, replace missing teeth with a dental implant, dental bridge, or partial dentures, try physical therapy, wear orthodontics braces, use mouthguards, and or get oral surgery.