Appliance Therapy

 

 

The simplest treatment for TMJ discomfort is an oral appliance, also known as a night guard.  These appliances come in different designs, but they all work similarly in that they relax the jaw muscles.  This results in less pressure on the teeth and jaw joints, and gives the muscles a much-needed rest during the nighttime period.  Appliance therapy is very effective in the majority of TMJ cases.