Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, can cause pain and discomfort that ranges from mild and infrequent to severe and constant in our patients. It can even lead to debilitating pain. For treatment, the available options will depend on a person’s individual level of pain and associated disability. Treatment can also be addressed through different options based on the suspected causes.
If jaw pain symptoms are not interrupting a patient’s daily activities and the pain can be described as a one or three on a ten-point scale, then the condition can be managed through self-care. If the pain level is higher, other treatment options must be explored.
Check out this infographic below for some self-care and other treatment options that might help.
Feel free to share this with your patients to provide some further insight into treatment options to help minimize the pain of TMD.