Just as it is challenging to diagnose temporomandibular disorder; it can also be quite challenging to treat it. However, most if not all health professionals agree that the best way to address TMJ Miami Beach is to choose the conservative, non-invasive approach. Usually, your dentist will recommend surgery as a last resort if all other non-invasive therapies fail.
Why soft? Well, obviously, with soft foods you don’t need to exert a lot of effort in chewing, so this gives your jaw a chance to take a break and heal. You should avoid consuming foods that are large and thick and that would require your mouth to open wide. It’s also advisable that you avoid crunchy and hard foods like a raw carrot, a hard roll or a pretzel as well as chewy foods like gum and taffy. Examples of such foods include mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, yogurt, soup, grains, beans, and fruit smoothies. Going on a soft diet for two to three weeks will help resolve the symptoms of TMJ.
Ice Packs + Exercise + Moist Heat
Some people find relief by applying ice, exercise and moist heat in the area. Apply an ice pack on the side of your face and in the temporal area to help relax the muscles that are causing the spasms. Do it for approximately ten minutes and then followed by a stretching exercise. There are several exercises that are helpful for patients with TMJ.
When the pain and discomfort are unbearable, your dentist will likely prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin to help relieve the pain and minimize the swelling. Muscle relaxants and antianxiety medications are also prescribed.
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These TMJ Miami Beach treatments can’ cure TMJ but they can help relieve the symptoms. At Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center, we can provide you with the best care and treatments thanks to our team of experienced oral surgeons who possess all the necessary knowledge and skills to guarantee success. Call us today for an appointment.