"Diclusion time reduction therapy is a revolutionary service that"s changing lives. It"s not the only treatment for TMD or migraines, though. Alternative forms of treatment include:
A soft food diet
Avoiding extreme jaw movements
Over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can provide relief to patients in the short term. Some medications that can be prescribed by a physician when used long term can cause rebound headaches. However, as symptoms worsen, other therapies should be explored.
A nightguard, also known as a stabilization splint or bite guard, will help patients who struggle with a teeth grinding condition known as bruxism. But for patients whose pain isn"t caused by teeth grinding, a nightguard may not supply the desired relief. Nightguards eventually wear out and can be easily lost or broken.
Though Botox is more popularly known as a wrinkle treatment, it can also alleviate symptoms of TMD. Treatment with Botox will only provide short-term relief, though, as each injection only lasts for a few months at a time. This means one has to be reinjected with Botox to alleviate pain."