Home Remedies for the TMJ Disorder

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If you’re a victim of the TMJ disorder, then you’re likely looking for ways to soothe the discomfort and return to a normal life. Now, our dentist, Dr. Nathalie Dowsett, is more than happy to help you treat your TMJ disorder. All you need to do is call Dowsett Dental Health and schedule an appointment! Fortunately, there are additional things you can do to treat the TMJ pain, and one of those things is use home remedies. 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 discomfort and reduce swelling

-Use jaw exercises that help increase jaw mobility and healing (Your healthcare provider or physical therapist can give you these exercises)

-Use relaxation techniques (These can help you deal with the pain associated with the problem and can help you relax)

-Sleep on your side and 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 prevent damage to the joint and prevent your jaw from locking open)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about home remedies for the TMJ disorder in Calgary, Alberta, please reach out to our dental team. All you need to do is dial 403.229.0510 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!