Jaw pain (Temporomandibular disorder) Fact #5

Did you know that the treatment of jaw pain (called temporomandibular disorder) which may often involve pain of both jaw joints and jaw muscles in 70% of cases does not require dental treatment such as orthodontics (braces) or changing of the teeth (crowns) to treat the condition.There are numerous studies which demonstrate those patients that had a temporomandibular disorder and had simple treatment involving addressing the causal or aggravating factors and pain management strategies such as physiotherapy and simple analgesics did as well as those patients that had complex treatment of changing their bite (occlusal rehabilitation) or orthodontics