TMJ is a misnomer. The acronym stands for the Temporal Mandibular Joint. Hopefully we all have two else we wouldn’t be able to speak or eat or move our jaw. The correct term for pain, clicking, or discomfort in the jaw is TMD – Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction.
By releasing hyper-tonic muscles and helping the cranial bones to optimize, the therapist can normalize the bite. This can alleviate jaw pain and headache.
It is particularly helpful before or after dental procedures. Craniosacral therapy has been clinically shown to help reduce tooth grinding and clenching the jaw while sleeping.
This work sometimes is performed by working intra-orally.