TMJ pain is better described by the modern term TMD (temperomadibular dysfunction). Pain from the TMJ can happen a number of different ways.  Many dentists, therapist, pain specialists and others treat TMJ pain from a variety of different standpoints.

When we address TMJ pain with a patient, we first looking at things from a muscular perspective.


Short-term goals for a TMD patient are:

  • Correct muscular dysfunction with myofascial release techniques.

  • Reduce swelling and inflammation with Cold Laser and Class IV Laser Therapy.

  • Ultrasound for tendon and ligament derangement.

  • A detailed home-care protocol.