|If you are experiencing TMJ symptoms, your doctor or dentist will be able to determine the causes of temporomandibular joint disorder and suggest treatment. Treatment usually depends on the type of jaw ailment and TMJ symptomsyou are experiencing.
Often, a mouthpiece or an adjustment to your bite (the way the teeth come together) is all that is required. The dentist may prescribe painkillers, or recommend heat or ice packs to help soothe the pain. Jaw exercises also help to strengthen the muscles and the jaw. In more extreme cases, surgery is necessary.
Herbal and homeopathic remedies can also be very helpful in the overall treatment plan for people who experience jaw tension or TMJ symptoms. Homeopathic treatments such as Causticum, Hypericum perforatum, Ignatia, Kalmia, Magnesia phosphorica, Rhus toxicodendron and Ruta graveolens can soothe and relax strained ligaments in the jaw area. Herbs in a tincture form such as Cramp bark (Viburnum opulus), Lobelia (Lobelia inflata), Passiflora incarnata and Melissa officinalis can also provide safe and natural alternatives to prescription medications.
Consult a health practitioner, homeopath or naturopath for further advice if necessary.