So what is the solution? What will make TMJ problems go away?
A very important aspect of this type of therapy is to understand that TMJ therapy is not a CURE! It is much more a MANAGEMENT of the problem. The jaw joint is easily damaged and NO ONE is going to ever make it better. Our only possible goal is to stop it from getting worse. So, successful treatment means that the damaged joint is allowed to function physiologically so that no further damage will occur and pain will be minimal. Splint therapy is the most conservative TMD treatment available.