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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have tmj issues, both from clenching & wisdom extract. 4+ yrs ago. tried dentist suggest.s. what exercise can train my jaw to stop clenching?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
TMJ Syndrome: I understand your discomfort. See article of Mayo Clinic and Video- http://howtostopgrinding.com/tag/tmj-exercises-mayo-clinic Avoid extreme jaw movements. Reflect on stresses in life- relationship, marriage, separation, unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment and guilt; work and finances. See a Psychiatrist Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation. Continue with Dentist.
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
Occlusal guard: Exercises, analgesics, muscle relaxants, hot and cold compresses are all good. You should seek a specialist in TMJ ( Prosthodontist). I find that an occlusal guard custom made by a dental specialist usually helps a lot and cut on the amount of medication you need.
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Last updated Nov 19, 2018

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