Thursday, April 24, 2014

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINTS SYNDROME (TMJ)


TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINTS SYNDROME (TMJ) TIPS


TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINTS SYNDROME (TMJ) TIPS
When you open your mouth your jaw clicks and pops. Sometimes you have a headache, toothache and finally, it reaches a point where it hurts to open your mouth to brush your teeth. You dentist could diagnose TMJ.

TMJ may be caused by a poor bite, with clenching and grinding of the teeth at night – and stress.

  • Sports shops sell a mouth guard for contact sports. Try one to wear while you sleep.
  • Limit yourself to soft foods for a brief while and see if that doesn’t reduce the symptoms.
  • Heat and muscle relaxants may relieve the symptoms.
  • Try a firm pillow at night; it may help keep your jaw in proper alignment.
  • Avoid overextending your jaw when you yawn.
  • Do not sleep on your stomach with your head to one side.
  • Do not cradle the telephone between your chin and your shoulder.
  • Do not carry a heavy shoulder bag.
  • Avoid all high- stress foods such as sugar, chocolate, cola drinks, alcohol.
  • Get sufficient rest. 
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINTS SYNDROME (TMJ) Symptoms