Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) comprise a group of conditions involving pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control its movement. It is the second most frequently experienced musculoskeletal pain condition, with only low back pain reported more often.
It has long been recommended that initial therapy for TMD be conservative, non-invasive, and reversible, and the most widely used treatment option to date has been the oral stabilisation splint (also known as a mouth guard) which often has minimal benefit in symptom relief and because of its intrusive nature is typically only worn at night.
Stress-related teeth grinding and clenching can be associated with (and may contribute to the dysfunction of) TMD. Many patients treated with the CerezenTM device have reported a notable reduction in teeth grinding and clenching.
Some people with TMD develop enlarged jaw muscles and this not only makes the face look squarer it can make the symptoms even more uncomfortable. It is possible to combine treatment for TMD and its associated symptoms with the judicious use of Botox injections, while the effects of the CerezenTM device gradually help you adopt a new jaw position.