The TMJ disorder is quite inconvenient and troublesome, especially because it can make even the most simple and mundane tasks difficult. If you’re a sufferer of the TMJ disorder, you’re likely looking for ways to treat it. Fortunately, for the simple cases, there are home remedies you can use to soothe the discomfort, and our dentist, Dr. Kevin Caldwell, is happy to tell you all about them. Those home remedies are:
-Warm the area with moist heat, like a heating pack or a hot water bottle wrapped in a warm, moist towel.
-Ice the area with an ice pack to reduce swelling and soothe the pain
-Have a soft diet (Only eat soft and easy-to-eat foods)
-Use over-the-counter pain medications to soothe the pain and decrease swelling
-Use jaw exercises that help increase jaw mobility and healing
-Use relaxation techniques (These can help you deal with the discomfort and can even help you relax)
-Sleep on your side (While doing so, use a pillow to support the area between your shoulder and neck)
-Use your fist to support your chin as you yawn (This can help you keep your jaw from locking open and can prevent damage to the joint)
For more information and details about home remedies for the TMJ disorder in Webb City, Missouri, please contact Kevin L. Caldwell, DDS, PC when you can. Our dental team will be happy to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to your phone call!