TMJ TREATMENT OPTIONS
The extent of your TMD, along with your symptoms, help determine the type of treatment right for you. Dr. Stampe may recommend a custom nightguard, which is a special type of mouth guard. Nightguard therapy can provide a great deal of relief from TMD symptoms, and helps protect the teeth and joints from further damage. As a TMJ specialist, Dr. Stampe also offers laser therapy for jaw pain and sore facial muscles. In some cases, she may partner with orthodontists, physical therapists or chiropractors to reestablish proper function for your TMJ. It is important to understand that in many cases, TMJ problems and sleep apnea are related. If it is found that you have both sleep apnea and TMD, additional treatments may be recommended to benefit your health.