TMJ treatments

Temporomandibular disorders treatment

TMJ treatment can help with problems related to the jaw muscles, which can cause various symptoms for those affected. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is sometimes used as a term to describe problems with the jaw muscle system.

Typical symptoms may include:

  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Jaw joint pain
  • Jaw joint noises
  • Fatigue and stiffness in the jaw
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Stiffness in the base of the skull and facial area
  • Tinnitus
  • May trigger migraine attacks
  • Pain radiating behind the eyes
  • Toothache and even dental damage

What can cause jaw muscle problems?

Jaw muscle problems are often associated with bruxism, which is the involuntary grinding of teeth. Bruxism can occur during the day or night. There can be several reasons for bruxism, but the most common ones are stress and bite disorders. In severe cases of bruxism, it is recommended to visit a dentist to explore the possibility of obtaining a bite splint or other necessary treatment.

What happens during jaw muscle massage?

Jaw muscle massage aims to relieve tension in the muscles involved in biting and to alleviate the associated pain and other symptoms mentioned above. During the massage, the therapist often works on the facial, oral, neck, and jaw areas. Please note that the massage also includes the inner surfaces of the jaw muscles. During the massage, the therapist always wears disposable gloves and a face mask. The treatment may also involve massage of the muscles involved in breathing, such as the intercostal muscles and the abdominal area.

After the treatment, the therapist can provide you with instructions on how to continue the treatment at home and maintain the well-being of your jaw muscles. Jaw muscle massage is often most effective when done as a series of treatments. Typically, two to five sessions yield the best results for most people, and our professionals always create a treatment plan together with the patient.

You can book an appointment for jaw muscle massage at our Kaartinkaupunki, Kamppi, and Töölö locations!

At Idealfysio, our professionals Essi and Johanna provide jaw muscle treatment. The services are available at our Kaartinkaupunki, Kamppi, and Töölö locations. If you have any questions about jaw muscle treatment, you can always contact us via email.

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You can read more about problems with the jaw muscles in the Current Care Guidelines (Käypä hoito-suosituksia) here!