TMJ – TMD
What is TMJ-TMD?
The most common symptoms of TMJ disorders are popping or clicking in the jaw when chewing or talking, stiffness in the jaw, and pain when chewing. Other symptoms include aching pain in and around the ears, facial pain and swelling, headaches, muscle spasms, and locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth.
The use of a night guard or bite plate to decrease clenching or grinding of teeth
Medications, such as muscle relaxants, analgesics, anti-anxiety drugs, or anti-inflammatory medication
Exercises to strengthen the jaw muscles
Orthodontic treatment to adjust bite or reshape teeth to ease TMJ stress
Eating softer foods
Avoid chewing gum or biting your nails
Modifying the pain with heat packs
Practice relaxation techniques to control jaw tension, such as meditation or biofeedback
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