Treatment of TMJ

 

All treatment of TMJ disorders can be broken down into two types:

Definitive treatment

Definitive treatment is treatment with a goal of correcting the disorder. TMJ disorder treatments that fall under this category are:

A: Nonsurgical Definitive treatment:

B: Surgical Definitive treatment:

 

Supportive treatment

Supportive treatment is treatment with a goal of helping an individual adapt to their disorder. TMJ disorder treatments that fall under this category are:

A: Nonsurgical Supportive treatment:

B: Surgical Supportive treatment:

 

When the patient’s condition allows, Dr. Simmons uses definitive treatment methods. Dr. Simmons believes that correcting a disorder is superior treatment to helping a patient to adapt to their disorder.


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