Once patients have an understanding of their TMJ disorder, the next step is to work on correcting the habits and actions causing their discomfort. Dr. O’Day provides each patient with an exact process concerning how to change each behavior. Follow-up appointments involve working with patients to ensure compliance and understanding while making adjustments if needed.
Anything from a clenched jaw to facial tension can aggravate your TMJ pain. Dr. O’Day truly believes in cost-effective treatments that work. Relaxation training plays a vital role in his behavioral management. By analyzing your habits, intentional and unintentional, Dr. O’Day will develop a system to help you learn and remember practical exercises that help your facial muscles relax throughout the day.