Often jaw problems resolve on their own in several weeks to months. If you have recently experienced TMJ pain and/or dysfunction, you may find relief with some or all of the following therapies:
In addition, avoid:
Be sure to discuss your jaw limitations with your doctor prior to surgery or a long dental appointment so they use extreme caution. Anesthesia, often used during dental procedures can affect mouth opening and damage joint. If possible, avoid long dental appointments requiring an open mouth for more than thirty minutes. For more information about this topic, please review our Dental Hygiene Brochure (.pdf).
Remember, if your TMJ problems get worse with time, you should seek professional advice. However, first and foremost, educate yourself. Informed patients are better able to talk with healthcare providers, ask questions, and make knowledgeable decisions. By seeking out the information on this Web site, you are on the road to being an informed patient and better able to help yourself.
We suggest you read through and print out our list of questions (.pdf) to ask your doctor prior to consenting to any treatment.
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