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Precautions Eating Tmj
TMJ: Tmj is worsened by overworking the jaw. Avoid hard foods and hard candy. Avoid foods that require a lot of chewing. Eat softened foods e.g. Apple sauce instead of apples, nut butter instead of nuts, ground meat instead of steak, cooked vegetables instead of raw. Drink meals with smoothies etc. Instead of a solid meal like a sandwitch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have tmj from eating on one side of my jaw. I chew on my left side, causing it to lock. How can I fix it?
Evaluation: Why are you eating on just your left side? is there a problem with your right side? Are teeth missing? Is it a habit? your condition needs to be evaluated by a local dentist to determine the cause of your problem... only then can a treatment be determined. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I periodically get a very sharp pain up the side of my face usually brought on when I am eating (its not my jaw) what could this be? Tmj?
Could be TMJ: It might be tmj, or could be a problem with a tooth as well. A "cracked" tooth can cause pain when chewing- a sharp pain that could radiate to the side of the face. A worn or faulty tooth restoration could also be the problem. You need to have a dental examination to diagnose and treat the problem. Tmj can cause other symptoms as well- headaches, difficulty opening, clicking in jaw. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had a joint flush for TMJ today.. how long should I wait to return to eating regular food like meats and to excercise?
3-4 weeks: The liquid-diet and pureed diet following your procedure. By the end of the first week you can usually be advanced to a soft diet. After 3-4 weeks your doctor will advice you the diet and nutrition appropriate to your individual situation. Get well soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'd TMJ lavage month ago still in pain hedaces eating is v.Hard I do physical&wear splint& my surgoen gave 4 anesthetic shots last week no diff why?
Jaw and Muscle Pain: It appears that you have a serious TMJ and muscle dysfunction that causes these muscles to go into a spasm and the jaw joint (TMJ) to be misaligned. You seriously need treatment from a dentist that is very skilled at treating tmj. Only about 5% of dentist are really good in this realm in that they are very familiar with multiple treatment options to select from based on the patient needs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anything besides eating soft foods that can be done for tmj after wisdom teeth removal? It has been 2 months of pain& that's the only suggestion I got
My jaw is clicking. Does that mean that my jaw is dislocated or just a condition of TMJ. I was eating peanut butter and had to move jaw to clean it.
Disk dislocated: Jaw clicking means a displaced disk. If the symptom is new, wait and see. Otherwise see an expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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