Your Quick Guide to Quick Relief From TMJ Pain

 

One of the classic symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders is jaw pain, either in one or both sides. The pain itself could even radiate down to the neck and shoulders. Here at our Houston dental practice, our treatment approach to TMJ disorders is geared towards treating both acute and chronic symptoms of the condition.

Below is our quick guide to relief of jaw pain out of TMJ disorders:

  • Apply heat packs and cold compresses one at a time to the affected area. Apply heat first for at least 20 minutes and follow it with cold compresses for at least 5 to 10 minutes. Switch between the two until you achieve relief.
  • Relax your jaw by sticking to a soft food diet and avoiding unnecessary jaw movements.
  • Do these jaw exercises.
  • Wear your mouthguard if you have one.
  • Take painkillers as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid stressing yourself too much as stress is known to be a trigger to jaw pain. Engage in exercises that employ deep breathing and progressive relaxation techniques.

Your Personalized TMJ Pain Relief Plan

Your Royal Dental USA team will assess your unique health needs and trouble areas to determine a measured approach to alleviating your symptoms of TMJ disorders such as jaw pain.

Get in touch with us by calling (713) 330-7700 or by filling out this contact form to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you out!

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