Re: TMJ hollow and sunken temples and jaw and cheeks
I'm sorry I can't relate directly. I will say that I have some facial asymmetry due to the muscle issues. I spent a lot of time with a PT who was trained to do orofacial trigger point work. She actually worked inside my mouth in addition to the outer jaw and neck areas. That helped me with the spasming in addition to my splint therapy. The splint therapy really did help too.
There is a book that I found extremely useful. It is called The TMJ Healing Plan by Cynthia Peterson. She explains all about the physical TMJD issues, gives a variety of strategies to help at home and discusses various medical treatments. There may be some things there to help you.
To the best of my knowledge, getting the underlying issues addressed is the best solution to dealing with the rest.
I will say that my orthodontist is a strong proponent to good nutrition with high amounts of anti-oxidents as part of treatment as well. The nutrients in good food help decrease inflammation in the body and facilitate the healing the rest of your treatment is promoting.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome