Temporomandibular dysfunction can influence people of different age groups and it includes muscle problems that affect jaw movement. There are also people who experience pain in the face or even within the joint itself. Proper diagnosis is thus critical before going for the Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Treatment. An individual who is suffering from a muscle problem would not get help from the TMJ treatment. Hence, is advised that you don't rush into the treatment. Consulting a dentist is the first step as he would be able to correctly diagnose whether or not the issue is related to the jaws and bones or something else. There are various kinds of these TMJ issues and treatment procedures differ too.
In most cases, the TMJ disorders are treated using conservative treatments. These include basic dentistry to try and nip the issue at the root. However, in other cases, where bone alignment or simply teeth alignment is needed, surgeries are recommended. The entire process may take about 1-2 hours. You may be treated outpatient or even inpatient as per the nature of your surgery. Local anaesthesia is usually given.
After the TMJ treatment has been done, you will note that there is no pain or discomfort in your jaws. The swelling or even the trouble in opening the jaws will be reduced. There will be some restriction on the eating pattern for a few days, post which your speech and food routine will be regularised.