TMJ Therapy offers a wide variety of in-office treatments for TMJ disorders, but our doctor and team can also help you manage your symptoms from the comfort of your own home. Whether you would like to reduce your TMJ pain between visits or would like to experiment with home remedies before seeking professional care, we invite you to try the following methods:
- Hot and cold applications: TMJ disorders can be caused by inflamed joints and muscles. Try applying a heat or cold pack to the face to sooth any discomfort. Please carefully review the instructions in the link. Hydrotherapy
- At-home exercises:Tight, sore muscles in the jaw, neck, and shoulders may be contributing to your TMJ pain. Certain exercises can be performed daily to stretch muscles and keep them warmed and limber. Stretches
- Reduce stress: Constant stress can create tension in your facial muscles and even cause you to develop a habit of grinding your teeth. You can reduce the stress in your life by indulging in leisure activities, getting active on a daily basis, or meditating. Relaxation CD
- Avoid certain food: Chewy and hard foods can aggravate your temporomandibular joints and your teeth. Soft foods are much kinder to your joints, muscles, and oral health.
- Maintain good posture: Caring for your back, shoulder, and neck muscles can reduce your risk of developing a TMJ disorder and lessen the discomfort associated with a damaged TMJ. Correct Posture
- Listen to your body: Please do not ignore any lingering pain or chronic discomfort, as your body is telling you that something needs to change.
If you have any questions about treating your TMJ symptoms at home, please call our TMJ practice in American Fork, North Ogden, and Riverton, Utah, today. You are more than welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carl McMillan to find which treatments are best for your specific condition.