Behavioral therapy encapsulates not only the anatomy and physiology of the TMJ and the pathologies associated with them, but it is a broad term that includes emotional, psychological, behavior, and psychiatric components as well.
While working through the spectrum of treatment and prior interventions have failed, then behavioral therapy is an excellent next choice. These options include, working with a trained professional to work through excessive stress and anxiety exhibited in the patient’s personality and behavior. Lastly, the patient may be referred to a TMJ center or pain clinic since such patients generally require a more multidisciplinary approach for successful treatment.
Unsuccessful behavior modification results in a decrease quality of life.