In some cases, the symptoms of TMJ disorders may go away without treatment. If your symptoms persist, your doctor may recommend a variety of treatment options, often more than one to be done at the same time.


Along with other nonsurgical treatments, these medication options may help relieve the pain associated with TMJ disorders:


Nondrug therapies for TMJ disorder include:

Surgical or other procedures

When other methods don’t help, your doctor might suggest procedures such as:

Alternative medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine techniques may help manage the chronic pain often associated with TMJ disorders. Examples include: