For some kids with TMJ disorders, treatment can be as simple as resting the jaw for a few days , child can be on soft foods and make sure he or she avoids any habits that can aggravate the TM joint or the muscles of the face (such as chewing gum, clenching or grinding the teeth, or opening the mouth extra-wide while yawning).
While others may need a comprehensive evaluation to understand the problem . The treatment is then devised based on the problem.
and if problem with your child’s bite is contributing to the TMJ disorder, he or she may recommend braces or other dental work to correct it.
Sometimes, the symptoms do not respond to other treatments, a child might need surgery to repair damaged tissue in the joint. But this is the last resort taken very rarely and in extremely compromised patients.