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What precautions do I need to take when eating with tmj?

What precautions do I need to take when eating with 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 more

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Can tmj go away on it's own without having to go to the doctor? And what precautions should i do or be aware of?

Can tmj go away on it's own without having to go to the doctor? And what precautions should i do or be aware of?

Depends: TMJ may be caused by trauma (such as an auto accident), stress, tooth position and many other problems. If the cause is removed the TMJ may go away on its own. A consult with a TMJ specialist will give you some answers.. ...Read more

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Tmj with clicking and pain on eating 2years ago no trauma how can be treated?

Tmj with clicking and pain on eating 2years ago no trauma how can be treated?

TMJ: Treatment options for TMJ are plentiful and include dental appliances, anti-inflammatories, and rarely, injections or surgery -- this should first be discussed with your dentist, who may refer you to an oral surgeon or back to your primary care provider. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can TMJ (TMD) cause dizziness while eating?

Can TMJ (TMD) cause dizziness while eating?

Yes and no: Normally, a TMD/TMJ issue can create dizziness, but not really when performing the function of eating. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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Can TMJ cause clogged ears when eating?

Maybe: I would suggest having someone check your ears and if there is no problem see someone who can diagnose and treat TMJ problems. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of Jaw popping, pain in the head, temple, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ after wisdom teeth removal and chronic TMJ. See OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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