Don’t Forget To Practice At Home Care For TMJ
If you suffer from TMJ in Melbourne, Florida then give our office a call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steve Sedaros. There are various treatment options that Dr. Sedaros can utilize to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder, Dr. Sedaros will determine the proper course of treatment. It is important to note that treatment always works best with a team approach of self-care joined with professional care.
Self-care is very important when it comes to TMJ and there are a variety of options suggested by eMedicineHealth.com for treatment at home for relief of TMJ syndrome.
- Anti-inflammatory pain medications such as aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) may ease the pain of TMJ syndrome.
- Eat a diet of soft foods.
- Keeping your teeth apart when you are not swallowing or eating
- Practicing good posture
- Apply warm compresses on the area of pain. Home therapy includes mandible (lower jaw) movements, such as opening and closing the jaw from side to side. Try this after a warm compress is applied for 20 minutes. The lower jaw movements should be repeated three to five times a day, five minutes continuously each time, for about two to four weeks. A gentle massage of the area can also be beneficial.
These self-care remedies along with professional care will eliminate the pain caused by TMJ. If you have serious jaw pain then please call Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants today to schedule an appointment.